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Xamarin Essentials by Mark Reynolds

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Chapter 8. Sharing with Xamarin.Forms

In this chapter, we will discuss Xamarin.Forms, a cross-platform development framework. With this in mind, we will cover the following areas:

  • Pages, Views (Controls), and Layouts
  • Navigation in Xamarin.Forms
  • XAML and code-behind classes
  • Data binding
  • Renderers
  • The DependencyService API
  • App startup
  • Project organization
  • Converting the NationalParks app to use Xamarin.Forms

An insight into the Xamarin.Forms framework

The Xamarin.Forms framework can be used to develop mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. It uses virtually the same source code base for each platform while still providing a platform-specific look and feel. Xamarin.Forms is available for use from any of the paid licenses available at Xamarin or from ...

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