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luglio 2016 Blog Posts

VS 2015 Update 3: installing a NuGet package as a quick action in the Light Bulb

Among the others, my favorite feature in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 is the option of adding a NuGet package as a quick action in the Light Bulb, when you type the name of an object that is not defined anyway in the solution. For instance, consider the following figure: I'm trying to use an object called JsonConvert, which is neither part of the BCL nor defined inside any referenced library. So, if I enable the Light Bulb, I will find a new quick action that suggests me to install from NuGet the Newtonsoft.Json library, which actually defines the JsonConvert...

posted @ domenica 24 luglio 2016 19:09 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2015 ]

My new article on MSDN Magazine: local data with SQLite in Xamarin.Forms

Recently, I have been pretty busy with Xamarin, more specifically with Xamarin.Forms, so I decided to start sharing some of the things I learn on daily basis. The July 2016 issue of MSDN Magazine is featuring a new article of mine, called "Working with Local Databases in Xamarin.Forms using SQLite". As many of you already know, Xamarin.Forms allows you to build cross-platform apps for Android, iOS, and Universal Windows Platform using a single, shared C# code base and Visual Studio 2015. Because you might need to store local, structured data in your apps, SQLite is a good choice and this article explains...

posted @ giovedì 7 luglio 2016 12:05 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2015 Xamarin ]

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