Quick tip: Using format strings with string interpolation in C#

String interpolation syntax introduced in C# 6 provides a convenient and readable alternative to string.Format. I have used it many times, but only recently have I learned it supports format string syntax as well, which was previously the reason I had to fall back to using string.Format. For example:

Can be written succinctly using

Xamarin.Forms – Changing selected item color in UWP

Xamarin.Forms has a built-in ListView control which offers rich cross-platform functionality including item selection. In case of UWP the color of the selected item is by default determined by the current accent color of the OS. However, it is a common requirement to customize this to better match the branding of your application. In this

Solving SerializationException with Entity Framework 6 tooling

Code-first migrations in Entity Framework 6 are a great tool to work with most of the time, but when they hit you with an error, they like to do so in inexplicable ways. One of those is a SerializationException during any of the EF-related commands. In this article, I will show you what helps fix

Debugging .NET standard libraries in UWP

.NET Standard has ushered an era of effortless portability among different implementations of .NET and superseded Portable Class Libraries in every way. UWP supports .NET Standard 2.0 since the Fall Creators Update, but there is still one caveat that sometimes breaks debugging of Standard libraries in UWP.

Microsoft Build 2018 – Day 2

Third article from my Build 2018 series focuses on day 2 of the conference. We will go through all the cool things from the first keynote, check out a few talks, get the best burger in Seattle and finish ourselves off with some yummy ice cream. Stay tuned!