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Xamarin.Forms: Segmented Control

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iOS has a very useful segmented control.   It is, essentially, a set of radio buttons that look more like an array of normal buttons…   It would be great to have this on iOS and Android, and by the … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

Visual Studio Tips

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Some random tips: If you need to run a web site under a different domain, so as to test multitenancy, for example, you need to run Visual Studio as an Administrator, otherwise you will get an error about an invalid hostname; If you want, you can configure Visual Studio to always start as Administrator: set the compatibility options to require additional permissions, see more here; You can have the Solution Explorer track (select automatically) the file you are editing; just select option Tools - Options - Track Active Item in Projects and Solutions; In case
you need to find some class that you don't know where is located, or you only know a part of its name, use the Edit - Navigate To option or click +; Split the editor window: select Window - Split; to close it, unselect it; You can now move a window to another monitor; Select columns across lines: click while you make a vertical selection using the mouse or cursor keys; you can then copy the selection or paste some code into it; With + or +, you can switch the order of lines; ...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft Tuesday - Top News - #05

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Here comes “Microsoft Tuesday – Top News - #05” with top links/announcements floating around the world of Microsoft technologies. Above the fold, you will find news on Office 2016, Skype for business, Kinect, Azure and Windows 10. Follow the links mentioned below to know more about those news topics. Don’t forget to share your feedback on “Microsoft Tuesday” that I share weekly.    Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview
with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release. To be clear, this early build doesn’t yet contain all the features we’re planning to ship in the final product. However, through the course of the preview, customers should expect to see new features delivered through monthly updates.  Skype for Business is here—and this is only the beginning Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s...(Read whole news on source site)

How Much for that Microsoft ROM of Windows?

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On March 17, Microsoft announced that it would be piloting a program with Xiaomi, a Chinese phone manufacturer, to provide select power users with Windows 10 ROMs for their Xiaomi Android phones. This program is billed as a way to gather information, but there’s a much larger opportunity here for Microsoft. A Windows 10 ROM […]

Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild

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If you are setting up to run Team Foundation Server's vNext build system that Microsoft is previewing on VSO you may hit a "Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild with version 1.0.1" error when you try to build on Windows Server Technical Preview. The post Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild appeared first on naked ALM - Experts in ALM, TFS & lean-agile with Scrum.

are you done yet? how about now?

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It’s the curse of doing large things – the constant questioning from other people and even yourself, wanting to know if you’re done yet. I hate it. It makes me mad. I want to scream, “NO! Can’t you see I’m still working?! Go away and I’ll tell you when I’m done!” Now, compare that to the […]