Course info
February 24, 2017
2h 19m

At the heart of a great Xamarin.Forms mobile app is the ability to customize the user experience and shorten development time with reusable components. In this course, Moving Beyond the Basics with Xamarin.Forms, you'll learn the skills to create high quality, robust, and beautiful apps all the while creating an arsenal of reusable components. First, you'll explore how to extend Xamarin.Forms controls beyond their built-in abilities. Next, you'll discover how to style user interfaces, display dynamic data within lists, and build complex layouts with grids. Finally, you'll learn how to integrate native controls right into the shared code layer. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge of Xamarin.Forms necessary to create fantastic apps right away in the real world.

About the author
About the author

Matthew is a Microsoft and Xamarin MVP from Madison, WI. He has been developing mobile applications with Xamarin and Mono.iOS and Mono.Droid since 2010. Matt regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and conferences throughout the nation and the Midwest.


Hi everyone, my name is Matt Soucoup and welcome to my course Moving Beyond the Basics with Xamarin.Forms.

I am a Microsoft MVP, a Xamarin MVP and a Principal at a company that specializes in Xamarin development called Code Mill Technologies.

Xamarin.Forms is now open source with new features being added to the framework at a rapid pace. Combine that with Xamarin.Forms’ ability to create native, cross-platform mobile apps from a single, shared codebase – and now is a great time to learn Xamarin.Forms.

In this course, we are going to move beyond the introductory level topics in Xamarin.Forms and learn about techniques to really make your apps stand out.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. Techniques to accept data in an organized manner and to extend controls beyond their built-in capabilities.
  2. How to display intricate data in a simple, meaningful and beautiful format.
  3. Methods to help organize custom user interface code to keep your app maintainable.
  4. Accessing the native platform, that is iOS or Android, features directly from the Xamarin.Forms shared project.
By the end of this course you’ll be equipped with a set of tools and techniques to create beautiful, real-world Xamarin.Forms apps.

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Xamarin.Forms development.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Xamarin.Forms with the Moving Beyond the Basics with Xamarin.Forms course, at Pluralsight