James Montemagno

Principal Lead Program Manager, .NET Community

James Montemagno is a Principal Lead Program Manager for .NET Community at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005, working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop. He co-hosts the weekly development podcast Merge Conflict http://mergeconflict.fm.

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Xamarin Updates From Microsoft Build 2020

Today kicks of Microsoft Build 2020, a 48-hour digital experience that is completely free for everyone to attend online! The Xamarin and .NET teams have some very exciting announcements, sessions, and interactive experiences throughout the event - so let's dive in!

Xamarin.Forms Shell Quick Tip – Passing Data When Navigating

Xamarin.Forms Shell offers built in route based navigation enabling easy navigation to and from pages in your application. Continue reading for a full walkthrough of how to pass data from one page to another.

Xamarin.Essentials: Now with Permissions, App Theme, & Authentication

The latest version of Xamarin.Essentials (1.5) is packed full of beautiful native cross-platform APIs including app theme detection, permissions, web authentication, and so much more. Read on for details, samples, and guides to get started today.

.NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin Event Recap

Checkout on-demand videos, code samples, and links from the largest Xamarin virutal event of the year, .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin. Here is a full recap of every single moment from the event.

Virtual Xamarin and .NET Events in April

Find an awesome virtual Xamarin community user group, live-stream, community stand-up, or binge past events this April. If you are a user group leader we also have great resources to help you start up a virtual event for your user group. Learn more!

.NET Conf: Focus On Xamarin is Next Week!

We are just one week away from the largest Xamarin digital event of the year, .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin! Join us live on Channel 9, YouTube, & Twitch for a full day of Xamarin awesome!

Every Xamarin.Forms Layout is a Repeater Control

Repeating content and controls has never been easier by leveraging the built in Bindable Layout support in Xamarin.Forms to help create beautiful apps.

Xamarin.Forms & Xamarin.Essentials Go AndroidX

AndroidX is here! Find out our plans for integration into Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Essentials, and beyond. Also, if you are a library creator we recommend a migration strategy for you and your users.

Announcing .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin

Join us on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:00 PST for .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin! A one-day, live-streamed event featuring speakers from the Xamarin product team and the Xamarin community.

DevOps for Android App Bundles

Android App Bundle is a new app packaging format from Google for Android applications that dramatically reduces the install size for end users.