Chapter 1. Getting Started

In this first chapter, we will learn how to install Xamarin Studio and the Xamarin plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio and have a quick tour of both. Then we will move towards the creation of our first Hello World application and get it running on the emulator. We will cover the following topics:

  • Installing the Xamarin Suite
  • Building a HelloWorld App!


Xamarin Studio is a cross-platform integrated development environment. It is works across platforms in two ways: the IDE is available on Mac OS and Windows (no Linux support announced), and it allows the development of software for Mac OS, iOS, and Android.

While its design can remind you of Xcode, the Apple IDE is only available to Mac owners, Xamarin Studio offers ...

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