C#

Using Roslyn C# compiler in .NET 5

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.NET Compiler Platform, also known by its nickname Roslyn, is a set of open-source compilers and code analysis APIs for C# and Visual Basic .NET languages. The primary features of Roslyn are to provide compilers and APIs for code analysis and refactoring. There is a splendid must-read article about Roslyn entitled How Microsoft rewrote its […]

.Net Core

C# 9: Top-level statements

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C# is awesome programming language. The C# team at Microsoft is adding new features with every new version of the language. And forthcoming version C# 9 is no exception. Among other nice features, there will also be a feature called Top-level statements. You can read more about proposal on this link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/language-reference/proposals/csharp-9.0/top-level-statements. Furthermore, you can […]

C#

Moving from Event-based asynchronous pattern (EAP) to Task-based asynchronous pattern (TAP) with cancellation

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What’s the point of this blog post? In modern C#/.NET ecosystem there is encouragement to use async/await Task based asynchronous model over other asynchronous patterns and approaches. On the other side, there are still a lot of libraries (legacy, wrappers from other technologies/languages which uses events for callback calls, etc…) which use older EAP approach […]

Android

Bluetooth Low Energy UART Service with Xamarin Forms

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A little bit of background. Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the industrial, scientific and medical radio bands, from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz, and building personal area networks. It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to […]

Development

Using NLog in Xamarin Forms applications

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Every application need some kind of logging or monitoring system. Monitoring can be used for tracing errors and exceptions, for analyzing of app usage, for finding hard-to-trace bugs in “production environment”, for storing some other runtime data interested for later analysis, and similar. In general and very commonly, .NET desktop apps use some kind of […]

.Net Core

Entity Framework Core – Database first

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Entity Framework (EF) Core is a lightweight, extensible, open source and cross-platform version of Entity Framework data access technology. It’s rewritten version of Entity Framework Object-Relation-Mapper for .NET Core. It’s under .NET Foundation , hosted on GitHub, mainly developed by Microsoft, but totally open source. On short, you can use it everywhere: commercial apps, open […]

AppCenter

Xamarin Forms developers: How to sign Android APK

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Xamarin Forms development stack is awesome framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications. On one hand, being Xamarin developer has many benefits over other mobile development stacks. But, on the other hand, developing cross-platform application can be frustrating, because I need to know internals and tricks for all targeting platforms. One of the tasks every developer […]