The demand for mobile applications across Android, iOS, and Windows platforms often puts developers accustomed to .NET and C# in a bind. The gap between platform operating systems, programming languages, and devices is an immense obstacle. Ideally, these developers would be able use their existing skills and knowledge to build native mobile apps. Xamarin. Forms makes this possible. In Xamarin.Forms Succinctly by Alessandro Del Sole, you will learn how Xamarin.Forms allows developers to build apps for Android, iOS, and Windows from a single C# codebase through the use of containers, controls, navigation, data binding, native APIs, and more. It covers features added in Xamarin.Forms versions 3.0 and 3.1, the XAML code editor, tools for developing iOS applications, and using native Android and iOS controls without writing custom APIs.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms
Sharing Code Among Platforms
Building the User Interface with XAML
Organizing the UI with Layouts
Xamarin.Forms Common Controls
Pages and Navigation
Resources and Data Binding
Accessing Platform-Specific APIs
Managing the App Lifecycle