Xamarin.Essentials welcomes tvOS, watchOS, and Tizen

This week marked the launch of Xamarin.Essentials 1.2 packed full of new enhancements and optimizations. The main highlight is the new file preview features enabling you to send, view, and email files from a single cross-platform API. We are actively seeking feedback on these features.

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Announcing XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms

Today at Xamarin Developer Summit, we announced XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which enables you to make changes to your XAML UI and see them reflected live, without requiring another build and deploy.
XAML Hot Reload
XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms speeds up your development and makes it easier to build,

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Xamarin.Forms 4.1.0 Stable Now Available

Today we are happy to announce Xamarin.Forms 4.1 availability on NuGet. Our 3.0.0 series of releases focused heavily on growing Xamarin.Forms by filling in the gaps. We learned that this should be available by default and want to continue effectively growing Xamarin.Forms to best meet your needs and improve productivity.

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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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