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C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By : Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Book Image

C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By: Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan

Overview of this book

C# is a widely used programming language, thanks to its easy learning curve, versatility, and support for modern paradigms. The language is used to create desktop apps, background services, web apps, and mobile apps. .NET Core is open source and compatible with Mac OS and Linux. There is no limit to what you can achieve with C# and .NET Core. This Learning Path begins with the basics of C# and object-oriented programming (OOP) and explores features of C#, such as tuples, pattern matching, and out variables. You will understand.NET Standard 2.0 class libraries and ASP.NET Core 2.0, and create professional websites, services, and applications. You will become familiar with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms and learn to develop high-performing applications by writing optimized code with various profiling techniques. By the end of C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications, you will have all the knowledge required to build modern, cross-platform apps using C# and .NET. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Third Edition by Mark J. Price • C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Designing Guidelines for .NET Core Application Performance

Understanding Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin enables developers to build mobile apps for Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad), Google Android, and Windows Mobile using C#. It is based on a third-party open source implementation of .NET known as Mono. Business logic layer can be written once and shared between all mobile platforms. User interface interactions and APIs are different on various mobile platforms, so the user experience layer is often custom for each platform.

How Xamarin.Forms extends Xamarin

Xamarin.Forms extends Xamarin to make cross-platform mobile development even easier by sharing most of the user experience layer, as well as the business logic layer.

Like Universal Windows Platform apps, Xamarin.Forms uses XAML to define the user interface once for all platforms using abstractions of platform-specific user interface components. Applications built with Xamarin.Forms draw the user interface using native platform widgets, so the app's look-and-feel fits naturally with the target mobile...