It's time to start coding! First, however, make sure you have your development environment set up, as described in Chapter 1, Introduction to Xamarin.
This chapter will be a classic File | New | Project chapter, guiding you step by step through the process of creating the app. There will be no downloads required whatsoever.
Creating the project
Follow these few steps in order to create the project:
- Open Visual Studio and click on File | New | Project, as shown in the following screenshot:
This will open up the Create a new project wizard.
- Enter xamarin forms in the search field and select the Mobile App (Xamarin.Forms) template, as shown in the following screenshot, and click Next:
- We will be calling our application WhackABox in this project, so let's enter that into the Project name field, as shown in the following screenshot, and click Create:
- Next, we select a project template. Select the Blank template option to create a bare minimum Xamarin...