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Xamarin Essentials by Mark Reynolds

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Development environments

Developers have two options when it comes to IDEs: Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio. This section will show you how to develop apps for both Android and iOS through both of these studios.

Using the Xamarin Studio environment

Xamarin Studio is a customized version of the MonoDevelop IDE and this can be used to develop applications for Android, iOS, and OS X. Xamarin Studio is available on both OS X and Windows with highly advanced and useful features such as:

  • Code completion
  • Smart syntax highlighting
  • Code navigation
  • Code tooltips
  • Integrated debugging for mobile apps running in emulators or on devices
  • Source control integration with Git and Subversion built-in

If you look at the following screenshot, you will see how Xamarin Studio ...

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