Xamarin and .NET Community Developer Events in July

Jumpstart your next mobile development project by networking with your local community and getting the latest updates about Xamarin and .NET related technologies. Discover upcoming developer events happening this July, including conferences and virtual opportunities around the world!
A full list of developer engagements can be found through our Community page.

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Styling for Multiple Device Resolutions

Guest Post: Charlin Agramonte is a Microsoft MVP and co-founder of CrossGeeks. She writes Xamarin articles in her blog http://xamgirl.com/. Find her on twitter as @Chard003.
A few months ago we received a request from one of our customers which required us to develop and test an application on multiple device resolutions.

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Migrating MacOS Apps to 64-bit Before the Apple Transition

Apple has been moving towards 64-bit only applications on macOS for a number of releases. Last June, Apple started requiring Apps on the macOS App Store to be 64-bit only and macOS 10.13.4 and above prompt when launching 32-bit applications.

Apple Transitions to 64-bit
This fall in macOS 10.15 (Catalina),

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Faster Xamarin.Android Builds & Smaller Dex Files

One of our current focus areas in Xamarin.Android is build performance. The “inner dev loop” directly impacts developer productivity–the time it takes to make a small code change and see the result on a device or emulator. Reevaluating parts of Xamarin.Android’s codebase has been how we’ve been able to make progress.

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Get Started with Free Xamarin Training on Microsoft Learn

Learn how to build cross-platform mobile applications with the new Xamarin.Forms content on Microsoft Learn. The new and completely free platform where you can earn points and badges, level up, and advance your skills.
For each module completed, you will earn a badge and some XP toward your next level.

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New Xamarin.Forms XAML IntelliSense in Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2 is officially available as a preview. Now featuring significant improvements to the XAML editing experience for Xamarin developers. The Xamarin.Forms XAML editing experience on Mac is now powered by the same engine that drives WPF,

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Xamarin Podcast: Xamarin.Forms 4 And So Much More!

Keeping up with the latest in .NET, C#, Xamarin, and Azure is easier than ever. Co-hosts Matt Soucoup and James Montemagno cover a range of topics relevant to Xamarin developers from designing mobile apps to identity management. This week’s episode includes Xamarin.Forms 4 and the most recent features that were just released!

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Grial UI Kit: Building Beautiful Xamarin.Forms Apps, Faster

This post was guest authored and contributed by Leonardo Viacava. Leo is co-founder and CTO of UXDivers, creators of Grial UI Kit and Gorilla Player. UXDivers specializes in designing and coding engaging mobile experiences using Xamarin technologies.
Grial UI Kit
Grial UI Kit provides XAML templates,

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Join Microsoft Teams at Xamarin Developer Summit

On July 11-12th, the community-run Xamarin Developer Summit is set to launch in Houston, Texas. The two-day conference is packed full of amazing Xamarin content, covering a wide range of mobile development topics by expert speakers from around the world. Microsoft is excited to partner with the Xamarin Developer Summit community and for helping to bring even more Xamarin awesomeness to this conference.

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