Repos from the video series for N+1 days of MvvmCross
- indexed by Aboo at http://mvvmcross.blogspot.com/
- blog posts on http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/NP1%20days%20of%20MvvmCross
READ THIS - Following Along and Coding With the N+1 Videos?
Make sure you read the stuff below about how to create a new PCL in 2014+.
The first 43 videos in the N+1 series (
N=0 through N=42) were recorded before the
Portable Class Library (PCL) approach was officially completed and released by Xamarin as part of their Microsoft partnership.
Before that time, Stuart would always select "
.NET Framework 4.5,
Silverlight 4 and higher,
Windows Phone 7.5 and higher,
.NET for Windows Store apps, and his manually created
Mono for Android and
MonoTouch" options when he was creating a new PCL in the videos. These selections resulted in what is known by Microsoft as "
PCL Profile 104".
The great news is that PCL support has been officially released by Xamarin and cross-platform PCL goodness without manually linking tons of files or using workarounds is now a reality! We now know which "PCL profiles" are supported by Xamarin and the PCL creation dialog has official options of
Xamarin.iOS after you install the Xamarin tools (no manual XML hacks, etc. are needed anymore to get these non-MS platform options in the PCL dialog box).
PCL Profile 104 (which was used in the first 43 videos) is NOT supported out-of-the-box by Xamarin (for various reasons).
PCL Profile 158 is supported however, and it is very similar to profile 104. This PCL profile change basically drops support for Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7.5).
MvvmCross released its
3.1.n versions, and updated the code in this N+1 repository, to switch everything to the Xamarin-supported
PCL Profile 158.
If you are following along and coding with the first 43 videos in 2014+, you are likely installing MvvmCross version 3.1.n or later from NuGet. This means that you should create your PCLs in a slightly different way to make sure they result in
PCL Profile 158 instead of the profile 104 ones that you seen in the first 43 videos.
To create a new PCL that results in the supported
Profile 158, you now select the "
.NET Framework 4.5,
Windows Phone 8,
.NET for Windows Store apps,
Xamarin.iOS options when you create your PCL. These selections result in what is known by Microsoft as "
PCL Profile 158".
Enjoy the new seamless cross-platform code-sharing experience!