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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 serverless backend

Let's start setting up the backend based on the services described in the preceding section.

Creating a SignalR service

The first service that we will set up is the one for SignalR:

  1. Go to the Azure portal:
  2. Create a new resource. The SignalR Service is in the web category.
  3. Fill in a name for the resource in the form.
  4. Select the subscription you want to use for this project.
  5. We recommend that you create a new Resource Group and use it for all resources that we will create for this project. The reason that we want one resource group is that it is easier to track what resources are related to this project, and it is also easier to delete all the resources together...