This chapter will be all about building a news app from the beginning. It will guide you through every step, but it will not go down into every detail. For that, we recommend Chapter 2, Building Our First Xamarin.Forms App, which goes into more detail.
Setting up the project
This project, like all the rest, is a File | New | Project...-style project. That means that we will not be importing any code at all. So, this first section is all about creating the project and setting up the basic project structure.
Creating the new project
Open Visual Studio and click on File | New | Project..., as illustrated in the following screenshot:
This will open the Create a new project dialog wizard. Follow these next steps:
- Search for xamarin forms as per screenshot.
- Select the Mobile App (Xamarin.Forms) project template, and click Next, as illustrated in the following screenshot:
- Enter News as the name of the app, as shown in the following screenshot: