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Creating a movie app using Xamarin.Forms and Prism – Part 2

Creating a movie app using Xamarin.Forms and Prism – Part 2

In the previous post, Creating a movie app using Xamarin.Forms and Prism – Part 1, we went through the process of creating and setting up a new Xamarin. Forms project using the Prism library and Visual Studio. In today’s post, we’ll go through the steps of retrieving data from the […]

Prism Library Quick Tip – Snippets

Prism Library Quick Tip – Snippets

The Prism Template pack, available on Visual Studio Marketplace, offers a collection of helpful snippets to speed up your development. To use the snippets in Visual Studio, simply type the shortcut (e.g. propp) and press TAB. Here is a quick list of each as a handy reference: propp Generate a […]

Creating a movie app using Xamarin.Forms and Prism – Part 1

Creating a movie app using Xamarin.Forms and Prism – Part 1

Today, we’ll start with setting up a new project using Xamarin.Forms and the Prism Library. Our app will be a simple movie database that lists and displays information about movies.We’ll  be using the The Movie Db API, which is a free service. Read more at https://www.themoviedb.org/documentation/api I wont be delving […]

ReSharper Tip – Creating a “Surround With” template

ReSharper Tip – Creating a “Surround With” template

I’m not going to deny it. I’m a fan of ReSharper. One of it’s many feature is the ability to create your own code templates. Whilst busy with a Xamarin Forms project. I needed a quick way to surround blocks of XAML code with a region. Yes, you can add […]

Introducing the .NET wrapper for the Sage One Accounting API

Introducing the .NET wrapper for the Sage One Accounting API

A while back my accountant convinced me to move our accounting package to Sage One Online. Not only am I very happy with the change, I’m also intrigued with their API, which enables developers to integrate with Sage One and perform a wide range of tasks . As a result […]

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

I’ve recently read an excellent article by Jerrie Pelser about using NBuilder and Faker.Net to generate test data for your .Net project – something I actually need on a regular basis. However, I needed data that looked a bit more South African so, I’ve added some South African flavour to […]

Office 365 API – Authentication & Setup

Office 365 API – Authentication & Setup

In our last article, we took a 10,000 foot view of what Office 365 has to offer. The article also made note of the Office 365 API, which enables developers to integrate with and use their users’ Office 365 data. Before we can access the users’ data, we’ll need to […]

Office 365 for developers – What, How, Where?

Office 365 for developers – What, How, Where?

With Build and Ignite behind us we’ve seen some pretty incredible things from Microsoft, from mobile to virtual reality. If you haven’t watched the Build keynote or some of the sessions yet, I encourage you to do so. Office 365 for the future These are very exciting times, especially for […]

Graphics formats for Microsoft Office add-ins

Graphics formats for Microsoft Office add-ins

Chances are that in the majority of Microsoft Office add-ins, you’ll be using at least one ribbon or command bar button. I do not know about you, but I can sometimes get hung up about which icon to use and deciding on which image will convey more accurately the task […]

Windows and Office security guide for Office developers

Windows and Office security guide for Office developers

Office add-in security and certificates has always been somewhat of a daunting task. In today’s article we’ll first investigate code-signing certificates and why they are used. We’ll then take a closer look at the Office Trust Center function and settings. Read more at Add-in Express. To see all my recent […]

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