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Why are Compiled Data Bindings Important in XAML

Traditional data binding is expensive. It uses reflection and there are heavy demands on the CPU and on memory. In this post, Premier Consultant Bill Reiss explains how compiled bindings can improve performance in UWP apps.

TFS 2018–XAML is back?!

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon weighs in on one of the latest announcements that TFS 2018 will include XAML builds. Starting in TFS 2017 it was announced that XAML builds were being deprecated. No big surprise to anyone paying attention as they are an older build system which had to go at some point. However this ...

Exploring Windows Mixed Reality, switching between 2D / 3D and embedding Web Views

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager, Davide Zordan explores switching between Unity 3D and XAML 2D views and integrating the access to UWP APIs for content hosted on Web Views. This scenario could be particularly useful if an app needs to reuse existing code, perhaps available in a website, with the requirement to access the Windows ...

New project type has XAML forms by default

Recently on his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy highlighted some new templates available to Xamarin developers in Visual Studio.  See below for the full article, but also be sure to check out Joe’s DevFish blog for lots more great content! Xamarin has some great documentation. The article at [ https://developer.xamarin.com/...

xam.plugins.connectivity – all APIs Sample

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy shows a fantastic cross platform plugin for working with connectivity scenarios in Xamarin. The plugin works with iOS, Windows UWP, Android, using Forms as well as native targets. The repository has full source code  for the plugin. The repo also has some lightweight ...