The digital home of Richard Garside

This is my digital home, a resting place for my personal and client projects. I'm a web developer based in Leeds. I specialise in .NET MVC and apps for Windows 8 and Mac. You can find out more about me here.

Recent stuff from my blog

  • Sharing Resource Dictionaries in your Xamarin.Forms App

    The Xamarin.Forms Application base class has a Resources property that you can use to share a resource dictionary accross all pages of your app. If your app was created before Xamarin.Forms 1.4 you'll need to make sure you update and make your main App class inherit from the new Application class.

    If you like to do everything in code rather than XAML then you can create a ResourceDictionary in the constructor of you App class:

    public class App : Application

    {

    public App()

    {

    Resources = new ResourceDictionary();

    Resources.Add("ForegroundThemeColor", … more

  • Xamarin Forms at NDC London 2014

    If you're interested in finding out more about Xamarin Forms you may find the following interesting:

    Free eBook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms by Charles Petzold (Preview edition)

    Video: Creating your first Xamarin.Forms App (Xamarin Evolve 2014)

    Video: Xamarin.Forms is Even Cooler Than You Think (Xamarin Evolve 2014)

    Video: XAML for Xamarin.Forms (Xamarin Evolve 2014)

    Video: Extending Xamarin.Forms with Custom Controls (Xamarin Evolve 2014)

    more

  • Advent Calendar for Windows 8

    As a fun Christmasy project I've made a simple Advent Calendar for Windows 8. It comes with awesome illustrations from my good friend Hexjibber and is the prefect way to count down the days till Christmas.

    Get this awesome Advent Calender now from the Windows Store.

    Enjoy and have a happy Christmas! more

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