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Face-to-face or remote-live: 5 Days
On-demand: Approximately 35 hours of coursework with personal facilitation, to be completed in a four week span.
In this course students will learn how to use Xamarin as a cross-platform mobile development tool to build native Android and iOS apps using C# and a .NET code base.
Students will begin by learning how to use Xamarin.Forms to build Android and iOS apps using a single code base. Students will learn how to use XAML to define the UI layer for all platforms. By installing the app on both Android and iOS simulators and real test devices, they will see how the UI renders as native controls on each platform, thereby giving the app a native look and feel.
Coverage of XAML includes how to use XAML controls to interact with the use, how to use XAML to manage the UI layout, and how to connect UI events to C# event handlers. Students will also learn how to custom the UI appearance of an app for a specific platform.
Students will learn how to interact with both local data stored on the device and how to communicate with, and process data from, RESTful services using Xamarin.Forms.
Xamarin also supports Xamarin Native, which allows developers to write separate native UI code for each platform. In this course, students will learn how to install and configure Xamarin.Android, and then examine Android application architectures. They will build Android applications in C# using Xamarin.Android using the Android designers and controls.
Students will also learn how to install and configure Xamarin.iOS, and then examine native iOS application architectures. Students will build Xamarin.iOS applications in C# using the iOS designers and controls.
This course will also examine how to work with touch and location services for both Android and iOS devices.
C# programming experience.
|Introduction to Cross-Platform Development
||Configuring your Development Environment
|Improving Your C#
||Part I: Introduction to Xamarin.Forms
|Part II: Introduction to Xamarin.Forms
||Customizing Xamarin.Forms Controls on Each Platform
|Working with Xamarin.Android for Native UI
||Working with Xamarin.iOS for Native UI
|Working with Data
||Working with Touch
|Working with Location Services
||Extending Your Application with NuGet and the Xamarin Components Stores
I really liked the format of the class - the labs gave me a chance to apply what was being discussed in class as well as giving me a chance to work with the tool. The instructor brought a lot of industry experience to the table and was able to further clarify various examples with real experiences which I found to be invaluable.
— K.R., Trican Well Service
Great class! The instructor did a WONDERFUL job - was very knowledgeable, engaging, and helpful. Great teacher, one of the best I've had. The class was very well laid out. I was skeptical that we'd be able to cover so much ground, but we received valuable, in-depth training on each section.
— J.K., Eastman Chemical
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