I’ve just checked Visual Studio Code on Windows and Mac. Great application with great responsive UI. On Windows, UI is made with Chromium (chromiumcontent.dll). I will check on Mac too.
One can wonder why Chromium is used instead of Spartan’s EdgeHtml. We can suppose it’s a matter of time but we can also argue that Chromium is cross platform, permitting code simplification. This leads us to the following question: can EdgeHtml be a viable alternative if not available at least on Mac Osx and Linux? And if EdgeHtml escapes from Windows to reach other platforms, it could be a excellent UI library candidate for .Net Core, perhaps better than a Xaml port.
Introducing Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Application Insights Public Preview and .NET Core Preview for Linux and Mac – Somasegar’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.
This free open source tool for Mac OSX allow you to manipulate almost every Window with simple keyboard shortcuts: eczarny/spectacle · GitHub.
Dream becomes reality? Paint your drawings and save it to code (Objectiv-C or Xamarin C# for iOS or OSX): PaintCode.
License made portable and free: Portable.Licensing. Run on a large set of platforms:
- .NET >= 4.0.3,
- Silverlight >= 4,
- Windows Phone >= 7.5,
- Windows Store Apps,
- XBox 360.
Refit: Type-safe REST client for:
- Desktop .NET 4.5
- Windows Phone 8
- Silverlight 5
and also packaged as PCL (obviously :)). This library use Castle.DynamicProxy to generate proxy implementation from attributed interface and is Task/IObservable aware from the start.
Even if it’s an elegant way of avoid a lot of plumbing code, it’s double-edged. We must be sure to have all the possibilities included and some are always missing:
- Multipart requests
- Form posts
Next platform wil be Xamarin.iOS and Windows Store (WinRT).
Cool design: light but clear – Dribbble – Matt D. Smith.
Also a good solution for merging label and placeholder in an elegant way (FloatLabeledTextField).
Reveal App shows your iOS app visual tree in 2D and 3D and permits to modify properties dynamically.
For Xaml user, it’s like Snoop except to you need to be linked with so you cannot look at some great WPF app like Github or SouceTree for Windows.
Thanks to Miguel to explain how to use it in MonoTouch.
A persistent asynchrounious dictionary of blob indexed by string. Usefull to implement cache of JSON.Net, HTTP Requests, Images or User credential (a BlobCache.Secure can be used for encrypted store). SQLite3 can(/should) be used for better reliable and concurency capacities.
And, of course, available as Portable Class Library (PCL): github/Akavache.
ReactiveUI brings MVVM to a new level with a simple binding model combining RX to Xaml. Property changes, commands, .Net eventsend of asynchronious actions becomes observable and can be combined together.
And version 5.0 is provided as Portable Class Library for:
- .NET 4.0/4.5 (WPF)
- Windows Phone 8
- Windows Store Apps (WinRT)
Great. Perhaps the next thing to try in a real project.