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