Xamarin.Forms Structure

In the previous blog post, we created a Xamarin.Forms Portable Class Library (PCL) solution. In this blog post, we will discuss the actual file structure of that same solution and deploy it to an actual simulator. After creating the solution, you will notice three separate projects (i.e. HelloForms, HelloForms.Droid, and HelloForms.iOS). If you are at all […]

Creating Xamarin.Forms Solution

In this post, we will see how to create a simple Xamarin.Forms application. We will be using Xamarin Studio as our IDE of choice; the initial setup is almost identical using Visual Studio. There is one cavate when determining your developer environment, Mac OS X is required to compile iOS applications and Windows is required […]

Switching to Xamarin.Forms?

After attending Xamarin Evolve16 this year, Xamarin.Forms appears to have significantly matured since its introduction two years ago. Having only developed using Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android, I had limited exposure to Forms prior to the conference. While at the conference during trainings and conference sessions, it became clear that Xamarin is really pushing the adoption of Forms. […]

helloWorld( )

As cliche as it is, all developers start out their learning endeavors with a quick HelloWorld(); this blog is no exception. Every successful developer I have met or gained insight from, has encouraged me or those in our profession to start writing a blog. I must freely admit from the onset that I do not particularly enjoy writing or receiving […]