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

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Chapter 10. Third-Party Libraries

Xamarin supports a subset of the .NET framework, but for the most part includes all the standard APIs you would expect in the .NET base class libraries. Because of this, a large portion of C# open-source libraries can be used directly in Xamarin projects. Additionally, if an open source project doesn't have a Xamarin or portable class library version, porting the code to be used in a Xamarin project can often be very straightforward. Xamarin also supports calling native Objective-C and Java libraries, so we will explore these as additional means of reusing existing code.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • The Xamarin Component Store
  • Porting existing C# libraries
  • Objective-C bindings
  • Java bindings

The Xamarin ...

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