Accessing Files on Emulators

When you are developing on an emulator, you may want to look at the files created by the application. Each emulator and SDK tools have different capabilities on reading and writing files to disk. You may want to do this to open a SQLite Database, or to change the hosts file in Windows Mobile Emulator. Windows Mobile […]

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Interacting with Cortana in UWP

Part 6 of App Discovery and Deep Linking Series Introduction Cortana is Microsoft’s voice interactive personal assistant similar to Google Now and Siri. As a side bit of trivia, Cortana was named after an artificial intelligence character in the Halo game franchise and both are voiced by the same person, Jen Talyor. You can provide […]

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Debugging Xamarin Android Build and Deployment Failures

Deploying on the Visual Studio Android Emulator with Xamarin is sometimes an ordeal, with many things that can go wrong. Hence, here is my playbook on what to do when things go wrong when deploying for Android. Last Updated: 6th February 2017. Build Issues Errors in Resources.Designer.cs When you upgrade your Xamarin Forms version or […]

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Preparing your Mobile App for Deployment

Once you have completed an early version of your app you are ready to test and deploy to a number of devices. When you are developing by yourself, you tend to overlook certain aspects of real world mobile use and hence a lot of bugs can be found initially. This is not a complete checklist […]

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