Mobile Course

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In this course, you will learn how to build your first Xamarin.Forms app with Xamarin and C#, targeting Android, iOS, and the Universal Windows Platform. Xamarin.Forms exposes a complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .NET developers.


If you haven't tried Xamarin yet, this is the moment to get started! Xamarin is a cross-platform framework that makes it possible to build mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows all together at once using C# and a shared codebase.

Skills Gained

  • Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development
  • Layout in Xamarin.Forms
  • Resources and Styles in Xamarin.Forms
  • SQLite and Mobile Data
  • Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms
  • Patterns for Cross Platform Mobile Development
  • Master-detail and Drawer Navigation
  • Mobile Application Architecture
  • Customizing the ListView in Xamarin.Forms
  • Design an MVVM ViewModel in Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin.Forms Effects
  • Xamarin.Forms Renderers
  • Diagnosing Memory Management Issues


Students should have significant previous experience with the C# programming language and familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts such as inheritance and interfaces.

Five days


Outline of Xamarin Forms Training 1. Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development

  • Reduce the amount of code you must write by sharing your business logic across platforms.

2. Layout in Xamarin.Forms

  • Specify the size and position of the controls in your Xamarin.Forms UI using the two most common layout containers: StackLayout and Grid.

3. Resources and Styles in Xamarin.Forms

  • Use resources and styles in Xamarin.Forms to manage shared values and provide a consistent UI look and feel.

4. SQLite and Mobile Data

  • Use SQLite to efficiently store and retrieve on-device data.

5. Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms

  • Implement multi-page Xamarin.Forms apps using stack and tab navigation.

6. Preparing for Publishing

7. Patterns for Cross Platform Mobile Development

  • Use the Factory pattern, the Service Locator pattern, and Dependency Injection to access platform-specific APIs from shared code in a loosely-coupled manner.

8. Master-detail and Drawer Navigation

  • In this course, you'll learn how to switch between pages of content using drawer navigation, and create a master-detail UI to browse data collections

9. Mobile Application Architecture

  • Learn common architectural principals and styles to properly structure your mobile app.

10. Customizing the ListView in Xamarin.Forms

  • Customize the Xamarin.Forms ListView control using custom cells, headers/footers, grouping, and cell caching.

11. Design an MVVM ViewModel in Xamarin.Forms

  • Apply the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern to your Xamarin.Forms apps to improve code reuse and testability.

12. Xamarin.Forms Effects

  • Use Effects to customize the appearance of the native controls that underlie Xamarin.Forms elements.

13. Xamarin.Forms Renderers

  • Use Renderers to customize the behavior of existing Xamarin.Forms controls and create your own custom controls.

14. Diagnosing Memory Management Issues

  • Locate and fix memory problems in your Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android applications.

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