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

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Setting up Material Design

Beginning with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google released a new theme and color palette for Android applications called Material Design. It is a good idea to adopt material design for new apps, as it gives you a modern Android look, with little effort to setup. For more information on material design, check out Google's documentation at: https://developer.android.com/design/material/index.html.

To make material design (and other new Android features) easier to adopt, Google has also released an AppCompat library for Android so you can support these newer features on older Android OS versions. Xamarin supports a version of the AppCompat library on NuGet so that it is easy to set up for Xamarin.Android applications.

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