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Overview

.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications. Xamarin extends the .NET developer platform with tools and libraries specifically for building apps for Android, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS, and Windows.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 9/23/2019, Video, 0:02:47
    Xamarin is Microsoft's framework for creating mobile apps. In this video get an overview of all the various pieces of Xamarin and how they enable you to create cross platform...
  2. 9/12/2017, Video, 0:55:25
    The first session will get users started with Xamarin, build a Xamarin.Forms UI, and show it in the Previewer. This will be the client app used throughout the sessions.

Xamarin News

9/11/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
This month James and Matt talk about new Microsoft Learn modules on the Surface Duo. The continuing saga of the Xamarin.Forms Shell quick tips. Of course it's a new month and that means there's...
9/4/2020, MS Dev Blogs
In the Shell quick tip series we explored navigation features of Shell including passing data and going back easily. Today, I want to talk about a common feature of navigation where
8/20/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Hello Xamarin developers, This week we have added a new module to the Customize and add advanced features to Xamarin.Forms apps learning path on Microsoft Learn to help developers build...
8/19/2020, MS Dev Blogs
One common scenario that developers often need to integrate into an app, is showing a prompt when an app is launched for the first time. This could be to display a disclaimer or to walk users...
8/14/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Poor performance can be a huge detriment to a mobile application's success. Users don't want to see a splash screen for 10 seconds when using any app. They may get frustrated, abandon their...
8/14/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
Lots of new stuff to talk about this month! Ever want to get down to the nitty gritty and do some drawing in Xamarin.Forms! Well, now in Xamarin.Forms 4.8 you can! James and Matt discuss all...
7/31/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Let's take your development skills to the next level in this new virtual reality! Below are just a few of the amazing online events, streams, and videos for you to tune into this August. As well...
7/23/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Xamarin.Forms 4.7 introduces drawing controls for Shapes and Paths. These are powerful new cross-platform controls that use the familiar control syntax from UWP and WPF. As well as use the native...
7/10/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
Xamarin.Forms 4.7 is out and the Inverter Converter is all the rage!! ... well ... multi-value bindings are all the rage - but that doesn't have quite the ring of Inverter Converter. This month...
6/12/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
//Build 2020 just happened - remotely! James and Matt recap all of the great Xamarin announcements - and then you can go out and watch all the sessions. Plus this episode covers how to build...
Hope everybody is staying healthy! We have lots of news and new releases to cover this month for you! Xamarin.Essentials and Xamarin.Forms have new releases. And the Xamarin engineering team...
4/14/2020, MS Dev Blogs
It is hard to believe that is has been nearly one month since .NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin. This was our largest Xamarin live streaming event of the year with over nine hours of glorious Xamarin...
4/10/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
Logically embed that authentication ... that doesn't make sense at all ... or does it? Well it does when James and Matt talk about Azure Logic Apps, embedded fonts, and the brand new...
This week, Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.5 was released! Which brings several new features and improvements for mobile developers in Visual Studio for Mac to help
The post Magic Gradients: Beautiful Backgrounds in Xamarin.Forms appeared first on Microsoft Developer Blogs.
Keeping up with the latest in .NET, C#, Xamarin, and Azure is easier than ever. Co-hosts Matt Soucoup and James Montemagno cover a range of topics relevant to Xamarin dev
Hello Surface Duo developers! To celebrate the .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin live broadcast next week (tune in Monday!), today’s blog post will outline how to suppo