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The Xamarin documentation is the best source of information for building apps with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Follow the quickstart to build your first Android or iOS app with Xamarin.Forms. Then complete the tutorials to learn more about common mobile app concepts.
 
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The docs also contain in-depth coverage of the Xamarin.Forms, Android, iOS, and Mac SDKs. These help you access the native features of all those platforms.
 

What’s New with Xamarin Docs?

Every month the team puts together a summary of docs updates. August marked the release of Xamarin.Forms 4.2 and ten new Xamarin.Forms user interface docs. As well as various updates, including a page refresh (or two!) to help with discoverability.

Additionally, Xamarin also featured the new Microsoft sample code browser in this launch:
 
Docs New samples browser
 

All the Release Notes!

The site also contains the release notes for all Xamarin products. The Xamarin.Essentials team recently launched version 1.3 and migrated their release notes to this format:
 
Docs Xamarin.Essentials release notes menu
 

Contribute to Docs

Like the Xamarin SDKs, the documentation is also open source. This means that anyone can contribute to documentation by submitting a pull request on GitHub.

Many thanks to the community members that generously devoted their time to contribute to documentation in August:

  • Nick Schonning
  • Timo Salomäki
  • Mohamed Elshawaf
  • Brian Runck
  • Chad Ramos
  • Michael DePouw
  • Sameer Khandekar
  • Mathew Grabau
  • Markus Gasser
  • Eric Mutta
  • Dmitri Plotnikov
  • Andreas Nesheim
  • Jared Ping
  • Buddy Reno
  • Yoichi Nakamura
  • Matt Cartwright
  • Kevin Bost
  • Edward Brey

Join them, and start contributing today! Small changes can be done right in the browser by pressing Edit in the doc header:
 
Find the edit button in the doc header
 
All contributions are welcome including typo fixes, Docs updates, and corrections. Get started by following the open-source contribution guides.

We Value Your Feedback

Feedback is always welcome. You can let us know whether each Docs page was helpful, or leave a detailed message at the bottom of any page:

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Check out the What’s new page for August, follow a tutorial, or try a sample, and let us know what you think!

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