Android Xamarin App- Sign your app using a keystore in a Release Pipeline

keystore secure file uploaded

To sign your Xamarin Android app using Visual Studio, you can use the keystore setings in the project properties. This will generate a jks file for Windows. See Compile steps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/deploy-test/release-prep/?tabs=windows#compile Then continue to these steps to export the JKS file: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/deploy-test/signing/?tabs=windows Once you export the app, you can copy the file: C:\Users\EricSchrader\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Mono for Android\Keystore\DevOps … Read more

Azure App Center- Android Xamarin test run error on Windows fix

Microsoft Azure App Center appcenter test run uitest

There are quite a few steps to run apps on the App Center while configuring Test Runs in Xamarin. First, install the following: Android SDK https://developer.android.com/studio Visual Studio 2019 with the Xamarin addon in the Visual Studio Installer: Java SDK http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp Once everything was installed, I restarted my command prompt, opened my Xamarin Android app … Read more

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

Yesterday I noticed a release (VS 2017 Update 6) was released, but my Visual Studio was still running Update 3: The newest update is version 15.6. While reading how to update Visual Studio, the article mentioned Visual Studio Installer. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/update-visual-studio So I launched Visual Studio Installer and clicked “Update“. Note, the installer did not tell … Read more

Using Visual Studio Team Services build tasks for Linux over SSH

We use Visual Studio Team Services for source code on a LAMP stack Azure VM. When deploying via VS TS and copying the files over SSH through VS TS, I had a few challenges to automate the build/deployment process. Here is how I set things up. Check your files into source control (PHP files, web … Read more

Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

I have been searching for a way to rapidly create standalone Developer SharePoint 2013 standalone VM’s joined to a central domain for our in-house developers. Our team has created 60+ SharePoint VMs on Azure and continue to create about 10 per month. We are beginning to treat our VMs needing hours of repair like cattle, … Read more

Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

I have been searching for a way to rapidly create standalone Developer SharePoint 2013 standalone VM’s joined to a central domain for our in-house developers. Our team has created 60+ SharePoint VMs on Azure and continue to create about 10 per month. We are beginning to treat our VMs needing hours of repair like cattle, … Read more