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Xamarin – Android Device Manager does not open   Recently updated !

Installed Windows 10 from scratch, installed Visual Studio Pro 2017 with Xamarin Tools. Clicking on either the “open Android Device Manager” or “open Android SDK Manager” icons prompts for admin privileged but after clicking “yes” nothing happens, both Xamarin Android Device Manager and the Android SDK Manager wont start. Re-installing […]

Visual Studio 2015

Entity Framework

Why to prefer LINQ over SQL

There are still those who write old SQL statements for every (!) CRUD operation. If you’ve used SQL for many years, you may have become so accepting of it that you simply reject the better approach. SQL is a very old language — invented back in 1974. Since then it’s […]


Visual Studio 2015

To Port or Not to Port your App to .NET CORE?

Microsoft’s Immo Landwerth said the following: Reasons not to port You’re building desktop applications (WinForms, WPF) You’re building ASP.NET Web Forms apps You’re simply happy with the status quo Reasons to port You want to build highly scalable Web apps You want to run your Web apps on Linux You […]


Blazor Support for VS2017

Death to JavaScript Blazor enables full stack web development with the stability, consistency, and productivity of .NET. While this first release is alpha quality and should not be used in production, the code for this release was written from the ground up with an eye towards building a production quality […]

Visual Studio 2015

Turn every Class into a Singleton!

You can design any C# Class as a Singleton Class. By doing so you can not use it any other way. Or you can design your Classes as Standard Classes and turn them with this Class into a Singleton: 1234567891011121314internal static class Singleton<T>         where T : […]

Visual Studio 2015