WinRT specific properties in Xamarin Forms XAML

Xamarin Forms originally supported iOS, Android and Windows Phone Silverlight applications. The OnPlatform<T> class provides a mechanism for putting values directly into your XAML which are dependent on the host platform. This is often necessary to cope with different screen sizes and scaling behaviour across platforms. When Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 were later… Continue reading WinRT specific properties in Xamarin Forms XAML

WinRT Background Task Processes

I’ve been working on a Windows Phone 8.1 project which has several background tasks. One of these uses the device’s sensors – using¬†a DeviceUseTrigger. This is different to how a regular periodic task works because the task implementation creates a deferral and keeps running¬†handling the event generated by the sensor device until it is explicitly… Continue reading WinRT Background Task Processes