The Xamarin documentation portal is home to everything you need to know about building apps with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. There you will find great quickstarts, tutorials, and deep-dive content. The docs are always updating and can easily be contributed to, so here are a few things on how to keep up with docs.
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A few weeks ago, we announced “Your Guide to Azure Services for Apps Built with Xamarin” on the Visual Studio blog to help you identify which cloud-connected services in Azure are most relevant to your apps.
Cloud-Connected Azure Services
In the downloadable poster below, each Azure service is categorized specifi
Today we're beginning a new chapter in mobile developer documentation: Xamarin docs are now live on docs.microsoft.com/xamarin! Here are a few highlights of the new documentation experience: Xamarin Docs Hub All our documentation options are a click or two away from docs.microsoft.com/xamarin. Click Xamarin in the header to return th
One of the more obvious user interface changes in iOS 11 is the larger titles that are used across the system apps, from the App Store and Apple Music to Notes and Mail. The Health and Contact apps are shown below: The title animates off the screen and shrinks to a normal-sized navigation bar when the content is scrolled so that the sc
Xamarin and Microsoft are excited to be a part of the launch of Stack Overflow Documentation. This new feature brings the same collaborative approach from Stack Overflow's question-and-answer system to developer documentation. Stack Overflow Documentation provides a set of edit and review tools that lets the community write example-focu
Creating a game requires many different skill sets, from programmers who write the code dealing with movement, animation, collisions, and scoring, to designers who draw the artwork and build the levels to play. Our CoinTime sample demonstrates both aspects of game development: you can browse the CocosSharp C# code to learn how cross-plat
If you are a Visual Basic developer, your options for becoming a mobile developer have historically been limited to targeting Windows Phone; however, with Xamarin.Forms, Portable Class Libraries, and Visual Studio, developing iOS and Android apps entirely in Visual Basic has become a real possibility. Last year I wrote about how Visual B
A new release of Xamarin's Apple WatchKit support is now available for download, including initial support for the Xamarin iOS Designer. This post walks you through steps to create your first Watch Kit app (described in more detail in our WatchKit getting started guide).
File > New Watch App
Start with a new or existing iOS app, then
Since Xamarin Evolve 2014, we've received fantastic feedback on the first Preview Edition of Charles Petzold's Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, so we're excited to announce that we're making a Second Preview available for download. The book has been updated to incorporate feedback from the first preview, as well as to include the
The Petzold engine has been churning through the Xamarin.Forms API, and we're pleased to announce that the first preview edition of Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms is now available. It was distributed in print to all Xamarin Evolve 2014 attendees last week and is now available as a free download in a number of formats: