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Logging in Xamarin Forms using NLog

For exception logging you could use online services like Microsofts AppCenter but sometimes you need a more detailled log and more flexibility, like changing log target and log level on the fly. Therefore here is an overview how to do logging in Xamarin Forms apps using NLog. The summary is based on several other existing […]

Adding Google AdMob to Xamarin Forms iOS

There are already several good implementation guides to get Google Admob into your Xamarin Forms application, depending on what you need, e.g. from James Montemagno, Adam Pedley, Sharma Pranav or many others. Everything went fine on the first day on the simulator, using Googles Test Ad Unit IDs. But on the second day, Ads are […]

Open App-Settings in Xamarin Forms

Sometimes it’s necessary for the user to grant some access rights, e.g. for camera or photo library. Typically the user is asked on first access, but if he denies he will not be prompted anymore. So you should forward the user to the settings page instead of just saying “Hey, go to your settings page […]

Migrate Xamarin Forms PCL Apps to .net standards

Of course you have already heard of .NET standards , otherwise have a look at the link. So it’s not a question WHETHER you migrate, it’s a question WHEN you migrate. More and more nuget packages are already migrated, so I decided it’s about time to migrate my app. Asking friends before migration, Tobias referenced […]