Developing New Experiences

T02 Creating Four Beautiful Apps At Once with Xamarin.Forms

10/09/2018

8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate

Matthew Soucoup

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate

Microsoft

You read that title correct – you can create an app for iOS, Android, macOS, and UWP simultaneously using Xamarin.Forms.

Xamarin.Forms has come a long way since the days of when its recommended use was only for simple apps and prototyping. In this session, Matt will show you the advances in Xamarin.Forms and how to utilize them to create beautiful apps yourself.

You will see the basic structure of a Xamarin.Forms app and how to use XAML and the built-in controls to create a UI. You'll learn about the MVVM pattern and data binding so information can be presented and modified between the UI and logic layer with ease. You'll walk through accessing platform specific native controls – from XAML! At the end of this session, you'll be able to create a beautiful app - make that four beautiful apps – with Xamarin.Forms!

You will learn:

  • Xamarin.Forms controls and XAML usage
  • MVVM pattern
  • Accessing platform specific code from within Xamarin.Forms