Developing Native iOS, Android, And Windows Apps In C# With Xamarin And Visual Studio 2015

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James Montemagno walks you through how the Xamarin Platform enables developers to leverage their C# and .NET skills to create native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. With Xamarin, you use the same language, APIs, and data structures on every platform to build a single, shared C# codebase across all targets. Use your favorite IDE, Visual Studio, to build, design, debug, and deploy your iOS and Android applications. Xamarin features deep integration into Visual Studio 2015 with full iOS and Android designers for you to build your native user interfaces. Additionally, take advantage of existing libraries available on NuGet and the Xamarin component store to accelerate your mobile app development. Developing cross platform mobile apps requires a platform that will enable you to deliver true native mobile applications that look and feel as your end users expect.  Take a tour of the Xamarin Platform and how to create your very first iOS and Android applications developed completely in C# from inside of Visual Studio. Learn how to build native user interfaces with Xamarin iOS and Android designers built into Visual Studio. Discover how to leverage Portable Class Libraries and Shared Code projects for maximum code reuse between all platforms. Visit to get started today.

To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.



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      Martin Rancourt

      Great presentation James! Now hooked on Xamarin! :)

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      jose edivar

      bom e com soluções melhor

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      Faisal Imran

      very nice !

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      Jonas Abreu

      Great presentation! I've installed VS 2015 in my machine and I've tryed to start an android app but every time when I try to run the project, a xamarin window is showing up to put Xamarim Business edition or higher. Do I need get a xamarim license?

    • User profile image

      This was a nice intro, however I would very much have liked if you could give a full run down on how to create the application that was shown in the video. 

      You Guys are doing a lot of great stuff, however you need to put in some time to teach us how to use this stuff. I would very much like to be able to make application for iOS/Android/Windows in Xamarin and VS 2015, but the material is just not there or it is just way to difficult and time consuming to get started with.   

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      Thanh Nguyen Ba

      Very nice .Good for newbie

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