Course: Programming Cross-Platform Applications in Visual Studio with Xamarin

$131.89 incl. vat


duration: 6 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this Xamarin training course you will learn to use Xamarin to develop Cross-platform applications for Android and iOS. You will also learn to develop Xamarin Android and iOS projects in Visual Studio so you can share the code in a single solution.

Among subjects that covered are data and popups in Xamarin, work with Xamarin iOS layout settings, Portable Class Library and far more.


After completing this course you can develop Cross-platform applications for Android en iOS with Xamarin.


There is no specific knowledge required.

Target audience

Software Developer, Web Developer


Programming Cross-Platform Applications in Visual Studio with Xamarin

6 hours

Xamarin Android and iOS Projects in Cross-Platform Solutions in Visual Studio

  • start the course
  • describe the nature, purpose, and characteristics of Xamarin
  • create a basic Xamarin Android project as part of a cross-platform solution and examine project elements
  • run a Xamarin application in an Android emulator
  • specify a linear or relative layout for a Xamarin Android UI
  • use the Android Designer to configure controls for a Xamarin.Android UI
  • reference and code basic functionality for Xamarin Android UI elements
  • enable touch in a Xamarin.Android project
  • outline requirements for developing Xamarin.iOS applications using Visual Studio
  • connecting Windows Visual Studio and Mac OS X Xamarin services
  • create a Xamarin iOS project in Visual Studio as part of a cross-platform solution and configure the Info.plist
  • describe how to use storyboards in the iOS Designer to design an application visually
  • use the iOS Designer to add controls to the UI for an iOS application
  • code basic functionality for Xamarin iOS UI elements
  • enable touch in a Xamarin.iOS project
  • describe and work with Xamarin iOS layout settings
  • run a Xamarin iOS application in an iOS emulator and debug the application
  • use and manage image resources in a Xamarin.Android Project
  • use and manage image resources in a Xamarin.iOS Project
  • use reflection to identify resources for Xamarin projects
  • use caching to optimize use of reflection to identify resources
  • add a component from the Xamarin Component Store to a project
  • add a Nuget to a Xamarin project
  • practice programming basic Xamarin Android and iOS applications

Cross-Platform Shared Code and Xamarin.Forms in Visual Studio

  • start the course
  • create and use shared project in Xamarin cross-platform solutions
  • create a Portable Class Library that can be shared across multiple platforms
  • add classes to represent data to a Portable Class Library
  • include basic data management functionality in a Portable Class Library
  • enable navigation functionality for data in a Portable Class Library
  • add a Portable Class Library to a Xamarin Android project and to a Xamarin iOS project
  • include functionality for visual feedback in the Portable Class Library
  • include support for SQLite in a cross-platform solution
  • configuring support for a WCF service in a Xamarin.Android application
  • configuring support for a WCF service in a Xamarin.iOS application
  • define Xamarin.Forms, when it should be used and create a Xamarin.Forms solution in Visual Studio
  • launch the Xamarin.Forms page in Android and iOS
  • using managed and unmanaged layouts in a Xamarin.Forms solution
  • using the ListView control in a Xamarin.Forms solution
  • customize the appearance of cells in ListViews in a Xamarin.Forms solution
  • implement data binding for a Xamarin.Forms object
  • navigate between pages in a Xamarin.Forms application
  • use local, downloaded, embedded images as well as icons and splashscreens in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • specify fonts in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • specifying colors in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • add alert and actionsheet popups in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • enable recognition of gestures in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • load files embedded as resources in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • saving and loading files in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • using maps in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • use the Web View control to enable browsing in Xamarin.Forms applications
  • configure SQLite support in a Xamarin.Forms application
  • write a Custom Renderer to customize controls in a Xamarin.Forms application for a specific platform
  • practice creating a Xamarin.Form Solution using Visual Studio and Xamarin

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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