The week in .NET – 4/27/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 4/19/2016.

Xamarin Evolve

Tomorrow, April 27th, the Xamarin Evolve conference keynote will be streamed live at 9AM EST. Watch it here:


Last week on the show, we had Burke Holland and Sam Basu from Telerik. This week, we’ll speak with Benjamin Fistein and Jakub Míšek about Peachpie, a PHP compiler built with Roslyn to target .NET.

Package of the week: Live-Charts for WinForms and WPF

Live-Charts is a fun charting library that is fast enough that it can update charts automatically from user actions and data changes. It’s written entirely in C#, is under the MIT license, and works with WinForms and WPF. The documentation is very detailed, and contains useful animated examples.

A basic line chart

Control of the week: RadGridView for WPF

Telerik’s RadGridView for WPF is a very complete grid control with built-in UI virtualization and LINQ querying. It also supports grouping, validation, merged cells, and custom templates.


Xamarin App of the week: Crédito Agrícola

Crédito Agrícola is one of the largest banks in Portugal with 1.2 million customers. To create a native enterprise banking app, they turned to Xamarin after costly attempts in platform-specific languages. Now Crédito Agrícola provides better service for its most important customers through secure mobile payment authorizations and expense approvals.

Crédito Agrícola

User group meeting of the week: Designing Distributed Applications at Outbox

Malisa Ncube will be speaking about distributed applications on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00PM at the Soliz House, Plot 23 Lumumba Ave, Kampala, Uganda.




Game of the Week: Shiftlings

Shiftlings is a puzzle/platformer style game created by Rock Pocket Games using Unity and C#. Shiftlings starts out showing two adorable alien space janitors, one of whom wanders off and drinks “the fizziest drink in the universe”. As a result, he promptly blows up and up like Violet in Willy Wonka. Players navigate both of the conjoined janitors, avoiding traps and fixing problems which get progressively more difficult with each level.

Shiftlings is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Steam. More information can be found on The Shiftlings Made With Unity page.


And this is it for this week!

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