Chapter 21

Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Using Xamarin.Forms

This chapter is about learning how to take C# mobile by building a cross-platform mobile app for iOS and Android. The mobile app will allow the listing and management of customers in the Northwind database.

Apart from UWP apps in Chapter 20, Building Windows Desktop Apps, this is the only chapter that does not use .NET Core 3.0. But by 2020, with the release of .NET 5.0, all app models, including mobile, will share the same unified .NET platform.

Mobile development cannot be learned in a single chapter, but like web development, mobile development is so important these days that I wanted to introduce you to some of what is possible. Think of this chapter as a bonus. This chapter ...

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