Learn the skills necessary to create multi-platform applications with Xamarin.Forms that provide a rich user experience and run natively across iOS, Android, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) from a single, shared C# code base.
The key to success in developing cross-platform mobile apps is efficiency and that’s what Xamarin.Forms provides: coding efficiency. With Xamarin.Forms, you’re able to create apps that run natively across iOS, Android, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) from a single C# code base. In this course, Introduction to Xamarin.Forms, you’ll learn everything you need to build your first cross-platform app using Xamarin.Forms. First, you’ll start by creating a new Xamarin.Forms app that targets and successfully runs on iOS, Android, and UWP. After that, you’ll explore how to use Xamarin.Forms views and layouts to create user experiences that leverage the native features of each platform and automatically adapt to the display differences of each. Next, you’ll see how to incorporate logic, features, and functionality into your app, and leverage data binding to simplify displaying data to and receiving data from your app’s users. Additionally, you’ll delve into how to utilize a Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture to maintain appropriate separation between your app’s data model and display features. Finally, you’ll be shown how to create a rich multi-page app experience that supports communicating between the app pages while maintaining proper separation between the layers of your MVVM architecture. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to start creating cross-platform apps with Xamarin.Forms.
Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.