Showing posts from October, 2013

Xamarin/MonoTouch PCL support with Visual Studio

After installing the Xamarin AddIn for Visual Studio you don't get the MonoTouch or MonoDroid option when creating a Portable Class Library (PCL).  So, in my case I was missing the MonoTouch option as outlined in the screenshot.   To support one or both frameworks you have to add in a couple of Xml files as outlined in Stuart Lodge's (@slodge) post which can be found here.

Useful Windows Azure Tools that are free!

Ok this is my first post, I'm just using this site to jot down any development stuff that I must remember and if anyone else finds it useful then that's great!

Windows Azure Toolset

When working with Windows Azure I have found a couple of really useful free tools that I use as part of my development toolkit.

The first one is the ability to easily port a local SQL Server database to Azure, this tool is invaluable (in my book anyway!) and it looks like it's been updated a couple of weeks ago.

SQL Database Migration Wizard on CodePlex

To query Azure table storage this tool does the trick, again it's on CodePlex

Azure Storage Explorer