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

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Java bindings

In the same manner as iOS, Xamarin has provided full support for calling into Java libraries from C# with Xamarin.Android. The native Android SDKs function in this way and developers can leverage the Android Java Bindings project to take advantage of other native Java libraries in C#. The main difference here is that not a lot has to be done by hand in comparison to Objective-C bindings. The Java syntax is very similar to that of C#, so many mappings are exactly one-to-one. In addition, Java has metadata information included with its libraries, which Xamarin uses to automatically generate the C# code required for calling into Java.

As an example, let's make a binding for the Android version of the Google Analytics SDK. Before we begin, ...

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