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Xamarin.Forms Projects

By : Johan Karlsson, Daniel Hindrikes
Book Image

Xamarin.Forms Projects

By: Johan Karlsson, Daniel Hindrikes

Overview of this book

Xamarin.Forms is a lightweight cross-platform development toolkit for building applications with a rich user interface. In this book you'll start by building projects that explain the Xamarin.Forms ecosystem to get up and running with building cross-platform applications. We'll increase in difficulty throughout the projects, making you learn the nitty-gritty of Xamarin.Forms offerings. You'll gain insights into the architecture, how to arrange your app's design, where to begin developing, what pitfalls exist, and how to avoid them. The book contains seven real-world projects, to get you hands-on with building rich UIs and providing a truly cross-platform experience. It will also guide you on how to set up a machine for Xamarin app development. You'll build a simple to-do application that gets you going, then dive deep into building advanced apps such as messaging platform, games, and machine learning, to build a UI for an augmented reality project. By the end of the book, you'll be confident in building cross-platforms and fitting Xamarin.Forms toolkits in your app development. You'll be able to take the practice you get from this book to build applications that comply with your requirements.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Building the MeTracker app

It's time to start building the app. Create a Mobile App (Xamarin.Forms). We will find that template under the Cross-Platform ta in the New Project dialog. We will name the project MeTracker.

Use .NET Standard as the code sharing strategy and select iOS and Android as the platforms.

Make sure that you are compiling using Android version Oreo (API level 26) or higher. We can set this in the project Properties under the Application tab.

Update the NuGet packages that was added by the template to make sure that we use the latest versions.

Creating a repository to save the location of the users

The first thing we will do is create a repository that we can use to save the location of the users...