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Xamarin Essentials by Mark Reynolds

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Running and debugging with Xamarin Studio

While the app we currently have is very simple, it is runnable, and now is a good time to take a look at how you can execute and debug Xamarin.Android apps. Apps can be executed in a number of ways; the two most common ways are the Android Emulator and a physical device.

Running apps with the Android Emulator

Xamarin.Android works with the Android Emulator to support executing and debugging your app. When Xamarin.Android is installed, a number of Android Virtual Devices (AVD) are automatically set up for your use. You can launch the AVD Manager from the Tools menu by choosing Open Android Emulator Manager.

To run NationalParks.Droid, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Start/Stop button on the left-hand ...

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