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I have been developing apps with Xamarin for a while now and as a .Net developer, I prefer Visual Studio and C# over Android Studio and Java. Xamarin helps me out a lot, but even they can’t fix all of those pesky Android issues.
The error messages returned by Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio are not always clear, but I recommend that you select Detailed or Diagnostic log output, so you might get a better clue.
This is a small collection of some of issues that I have encountered, and what I did to fix them.
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It is not uncommon to have projects where you include local libraries in the form of a nuget package instead of adding the library as a reference. There can be several reasons for this, maybe you have a library that you use for several projects or you want to publish it to nuget.org. You could also consider using Submodules, but that’s a topic for another post. For this post I will show you how you can debug your local packages with breakpoints and all.
The Chrome extension Postman is a great tool for testing APIs. It is simple to use and have several useful features such as collections for easy retrieval of requests. If you need to test authentication or want to make requests where a Bearer token is required, you need to add a token to the header. Continue reading “Calling an API with Bearer token using Postman”
I have used Xamarin for years, but now I feel the framework is mature enough to use in large scale production apps. Xamarin got a lot of attention the when Microsoft acquired them. Microsoft made Xamarin available for free with Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio Community and made the code open source. With the increased user mass, we can expect increased support, both officially and in other channels like Stack Overflow, Slack or Xamarin forums. Microsoft can now offer a better story to their developers, .Net developers can create apps for just about every platform with C# (or F#).
I offer you a collection of fixes for some of the more obscure issues that I’ve encountered during my experience with Xamarin.iOS. This is the result of hours of head scratching and searching for solutions on Stack Overflow and Xamarin Forums.
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