O'Reilly logo

Xamarin 4.x Cross-Platform Application Development - Third Edition by Jonathan Peppers

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Xamarin's Android designer

The default template for Android projects has a little more built-in functionality than iOS, so we will have a few controls to remove later. Android user interface layouts are defined in XML files that are readable by humans and editable. However, Xamarin Studio has provided an excellent design tool that allows you to drag-and-drop controls to define your Android layouts. Let's add some more features to your application and start using the Android designer.

Return to Xamarin Studio and carry out the following steps to add features to your app:

  1. Open the Android project you created earlier in this chapter in Xamarin Studio.
  2. Under Resources | layout in your project, open Main.axml.
  3. You will see the Android designer open in ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required