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

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Chapter 11. Xamarin.Forms

Since the beginning of Xamarin's life as a company, their motto has always been to present the native APIs on iOS and Android idiomatically to C#. This was a great strategy in the beginning, because applications built with Xamarin.iOS or Xamarin.Android were pretty much indistinguishable from native Objective-C or Java applications. Code sharing was generally limited to non-UI code, which left a potential gap to fill in the Xamarin ecosystem: a cross-platform UI abstraction. Xamarin.Forms is the solution to this problem, a cross-platform UI framework that renders native controls on each platform. Xamarin.Forms is a great framework for those that know C# (and XAML), but also may not want to get into the full details of ...

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