Hands-On Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin.Forms

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This course will be your perfect guide and will help you get up-and-running with building cross-platform mobile applications with the Xamarin.Forms framework.

You will learn about the basics of Visual Studio 19, how to download and install it, and Xcode. We will cover View Model concepts and explore Data Binding as well as event handlers. We use a practical and hands-on approach to help you understand NUnit and Moq concepts effectively. You will understand how Xamarin.Forms allow you to create user interfaces that can be shared across platforms.

We start by running a program using both Android and iOS emulators and simulators, respectively. Then we will set up a solution for your cross-development project. Along the way, you will look at unit-testing your code.

By the end of the course, you'll be confident enough to design and develop cross-platform applications with the help of Xamarin.Forms.

What You Will Learn

  • Master Xamarin.Forms programming to give you 90%+ reuse, while outputting native code that is indistinguishable from code generated in the native platform
  • Get a solid understanding of, and proficiency with, XAML to achieve complete control of your application s look and feel
  • Completely understand the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern, which is used throughout the industry as the fundamental design pattern for Xamarin
  • Understand how Xamarin.Forms views and their corresponding view models fit together to ensure you are creating applications using industry best practices
  • Unit-test your code to ensure first-class programs
  • Leverage the Inversion of Control and Dependency Injection techniques to facilitate testing
  • Extend Xamarin.Forms with effects and custom controls


This course is for developers who are familiar with mobile application development and want to build cross-platform applications using Xamarin.Forms.

No prior knowledge of Xamarin.Form is needed. However, a basic knowledge of C# is assumed.

About The Author

Jesse Liberty: Jesse Liberty is a full-time hands-on programmer, specializing in C#, git and .NET MAUI. He hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast and is the author of more than a dozen best-selling programming books.

Liberty is a Certified Xamarin Developer, a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP. He was a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T; Software Architect for PBS and Vice President of Information Technology at Citibank, and he was on the teaching staff at Brandeis University. Jesse is a recognized expert and has spoken at conferences world-wide.

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  • Title: Hands-On Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin.Forms
  • Author(s): Jesse Liberty
  • Release date: May 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781800207226