Xamarin.Forms: The Big Picture

by Jeff Hopper

Xamarin.Forms extends the Xamarin framework with a shared abstraction of the common UI objects of each platform. In this course, you'll learn foundational knowledge to help you decide if Xamarin.Forms can help with your cross-platform development.

What you'll learn

Xamarin.Forms helps .NET developers quickly create user interfaces by extending the Xamarin framework with a shared abstraction of the common UI objects of each platform. In this course, Xamarin.Forms: The Big Picture, you'll learn foundational knowledge of Xamarin.Forms to help make an informed decision of whether Xamarin.Forms can help with your cross-platform development efforts. First, you'll learn where Xamarin.Forms fits within the Xamarin ecosystem. Next, you'll discover the core components that make up the Xamarin.Forms framework. Finally, you'll explore how you can quickly get up and running developing cross-platform applications using Xamarin.Forms. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of Xamarin.Forms needed to make an informed decision of whether Xamarin.Forms is a good fit for your particular project.

About the author

Jeff Hopper is a technologist with over 20 years of experience across several development stacks and business domains. He has enjoyed many of those years focusing on the .Net stack for both web and mobile development. His desire is to help people achieve more through technology in order to free up more time to be with family and friends. He and his lovely wife are currently adventuring across the United States in their RV and enjoying their recent empty nest phase of life.

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