Obfuscating Xamarin Forms (Android) using Dotfuscator

As Mobile Developers, our customers expect us to deliver mobile applications that are not only rich in content but are also secured enough to protect their data privacy.  In today’s article I am going to show you how to compromise an APK file using ILSPY application and the corresponding steps to counteract the reverse engineering of APK file through integration of Pre-Emptive’s Dotfuscator library.

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Xamarin: Getting Started With Prism 7

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In today’s article, I will discuss some of the essential improvements of Prism 7 for Xamarin as well as the minimum steps to get you up and running using Prism 7 in Xamarin forms, so let’s get started.

.NET Standard Support

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The long awaited .NET support for prism has arrived. It was during the 6.3 version days that I was having some problems with PCL projects wherein the more profiles that you select the less .NET APIs you can use but nevertheless .NET Standard will save the day.

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XAMARIN: DATA STORAGE USING FILE SYSTEM

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In today’s article, I will discuss how to use the File System of Xamarin forms in data storage. File System storage is a great option for you if you want to store a more larger data in the file system, maybe in the form of XML or JSON file, if Preference storage is not enough for you and Database is an overkill for you.

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XAMARIN: Data Storage Using Preference

In today’s article, I will discuss how to use the Preference in storing data. Preference is one of the different data storage strategies that Xamarin provides. It is primarily used to store small amount of data like user settings of your Mobile Application. The preference is a key value pair structure where it can only cater to simple or intrinsic data types (e.g. strings, int, bool).

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XAMARIN: GETTING STARTED WITH PRISM – MESSAGING

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For the last part of this Getting started Xamarin with Prism series, I would like to discuss about using  Messaging in Xamarin forms. We will use our previous project from our Part3 of the getting started series and here is the link for the Repository: https://github.com/KirkPatrickJunsay/XamarinPrismSample

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C# – Designing Applications using Interface

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We always hear the word Interface when we are creating Systems whether it be in Java or C# language. We all know that Interfaces are just binding contracts between two different entity or Classes. Another reason to implement Interfaces is too have a more decoupled system or a more cleaner Separation of Concerns. But sometimes like me, has a hard time grasping the true value of Interfaces in creating a program.

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