Xamarin Mobile Application Development

Cross-Platform C# and Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

Author: Dan Hermes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484202147

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Xamarin Mobile Application Development is a hands-on Xamarin.Forms primer and a cross-platform reference for building native Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps using C# and .NET. This book explains how to use Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS to build business apps for your customers and consumer apps for Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Learn how to leverage Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform development using the most common UI pages, layouts, views, controls, and design patterns. Combine these with platform-specific UI to craft a visually stunning and highly interactive mobile user experience. Use Xamarin.Forms to data bind your UI to both data models and to view models for a Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) implementation. Use this book to answer the important question: Is Xamarin.Forms right for my project? Platform-specific UI is a key concept in cross-platform development, and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are the foundation of the Xamarin platform. Xamarin Mobile Application Development will cover how to build an Android app using Xamarin.Android and an iOS app using Xamarin.iOS while sharing a core code library. SQLite is the database-of-choice for many Xamarin developers. This book will explain local data access techniques using SQLite.NET and ADO.NET. Build a mobile data access layer (DAL) using SQLite and weigh your options for web services and enterprise cloud data solutions. This book will show how organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architecture. Explore solution-building techniques from starter-to-enterprise to help you decouple your functional layers, manage your platform-specific code, and share your cross-platform classes for code reuse, testability, and maintainability. Also included are 250+ screenshots on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and 200+ C# code examples with downloadable C# and XAML versions available from Apress.com. This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform mobile applications?
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Cross-platform UI Development with Xamarin.Forms

Author: Paul F. Johnson

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784394378

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Create a fully operating application and deploy it to major mobile platforms using Xamarin.Forms About This Book Create standard user interfaces on Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS and then make those interfaces look good with ease Design a full-blown application in very little time with just about the entire code being shared Learn how to access platform-specific features and still have the same core code with this handy guide Who This Book Is For This book is intended for mobile software developers who are fed up with having three different code sets for the same application. If you want to put your code on all mobile platforms with minimum fuss, and just want to develop but haven't got the time to be digging too far into a particular platform, this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# is assumed. What You Will Learn Create a responsive UI, modified to suit the target platform Understand the basics of designing an application, and the considerations needed for target platforms Construct a complete app using a single codebase Develop attractive user interfaces Bind information to the code behind to generate a reactive application Design an effective portable class library (PCL) Include a Windows Mobile application within your standard Xamarin.Forms application Extend your applications using the Xamarin.Forms Labs library In Detail Xamarin is an IDE used for the development of native iOS, Android, and Windows, and cross-platform mobile applications in C#. For the mobile developer, that means learning three different languages to create the same application. Even if you use the Xamarin toolchain, you still need to work with three different user interface construction sets. Xamarin is essentially a container in which developers can write any application in C# and use the Xamarin compiler to package and deploy on Android, iOS, or Windows platforms. To top this, Xamarin.Forms plays the role of a single codebase for mobile applications. This book will show you, with fully-coded examples, how to use both the Xamarin toolchain and the Xamarin.Forms library to code once for the three platforms. It goes from the concept and design of a mobile messenger application to its execution. You will be introduced to Messenger—the messaging app—which includes key features such as push notifications, UI, maps, databases, and web services. Next, you will learn to plan the UI using Xamarin.Forms for cross-mobile platform development, and move on to creating custom buttons, extending the UI, and connecting to social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You will also learn about the limitations of PCL libraries and how they make coding easier. This will be followed by the creation of a SQLite database and a database manager, and the SQLite database's reflection within the database manager. You will then be taken through the use of hardware features with ample coverage of iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Finally, the book will conclude by introducing common strategies that allow you to create applications that “just work” without having to reinvent the wheel each time. Style and approach A fun and informal approach to creating a mobile application using the most up-to-date cross-platform approach. Each coding chapter includes fully working code examples available for download from the Packt Publishing website.
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Building Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Using XAML

Mobile Cross-Platform XAML and Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

Author: Dan Hermes,Nima Mazloumi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484240308

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Leverage Xamarin.Forms to build iOS and Android apps using a single, cross-platform approach. This book is the XAML companion to the C# guide Xamarin Mobile Application Development. You'll begin with an overview of Xamarin.Forms, then move on to an in-depth XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language) primer covering syntax, namespaces, markup extensions, constructors, and the XAML standard. XAML gives us both the power of decoupled UI development and the direct use of Xamarin.Forms elements. This book explores the core of the Xamarin.Forms mobile app UI: using layouts and FlexLayouts to position controls and views to design and build screens, formatting your UI using resource dictionaries, styles, themes and CSS, then coding user interactions with behaviors, commands, and triggers. You'll see how to use XAML to build sophisticated, robust cross-platform mobile apps and help your user get around your app using Xamarin.Forms navigation patterns. Building Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Using XAML explains how to bind UI to data models using data binding and using the MVVM pattern, and how to customize UI elements for each platform using industry-standard menus, effects, custom renderers, and native view declaration. What You Will Learn Creat world-class mobile apps for iOS and Android using C# and XAML Build a UI decoupled from C# code and XAML Design UI layouts such as FrameLayout, controls, lists, and navigation patterns Style your app using resource dictionaries, styles, themes, and CSS Customize controls to have platform-specific features using effects, custom renderers, and native views Who This Book Is For XAML and C# developers, architects, and technical managers as well as many Android and iOS developers
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Xamarin: Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development

Author: Jonathan Peppers,George Taskos,Can Bilgin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787127958

Category: Computers

Page: 1049

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Master the skills required to develop cross-platform applications from drawing board to app store(s) using Xamarin About This Book Learn to deliver high-performance native apps that leverage platform specific acceleration, complied for native performance Learn development techniques that will allow you to use and create custom layouts for cross-platform UI Gain the knowledge needed to become more efficient in testing, deploying, and monitoring your applications Implement application life cycle management concepts to manage cross-platform projects Who This Book Is For Mobile application developers wanting to develop skills required to steer cross-platform applications using Xamarin. What You Will Learn Share C# code across platforms and call native Objective-C or Java libraries from C# Submit your app to the Apple App Store and Google Play Use the out-of-the-box services to support third-party libraries Find out how to get feedback while your application is used by your users Create shared data access using a local SQLite database and a REST service Test and monitor your applications Gain memory management skills to avoid memory leaks and premature code cycles while decreasing the memory print of your applications Integrate network resources with cross-platform applications Design and implement eye-catching and reusable UI components without compromising on nativity in mobile applications In Detail Developing a mobile application for just one platform is becoming a thing of the past. Companies expect their apps to be supported on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, while leveraging the best native features on all three platforms. Xamarin's tools help ease this problem by giving developers a single toolset to target all three platforms. The main goal of this course is to equip you with knowledge to successfully analyze, develop, and manage Xamarin cross-platform projects using the most efficient, robust, and scalable implementation patterns. Module 1 is a step-by-step guide to building real-world applications for iOS and Android. The module walks you through building a chat application, complete with a backend web service and native features such as GPS location, camera, and push notifications. Additionally, you'll learn how to use external libraries with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Module 2 provide you recipes on how to create an architecture that will be maintainable, extendable, use Xamarin.Forms plugins to boost productivity. We start with a simple creation of a Xamarin.Forms solution, customize the style and behavior of views for each platform. Further on, we demonstrate the power of architecting a cross-platform solution. Next, you will utilize and access hardware features that vary from platform to platform with cross-platform techniques. You will master the steps of getting the app ready and publishing it in the app store. The last module starts with general topics such as memory management, asynchronous programming, local storage, networking, and platform-specific features. You will learn about key tools to leverage the pattern and advanced implementation strategies. Finally, we show you the toolset for application lifecycle management to help you prepare the development pipeline to manage and see cross-platform projects through to public or private release. After the completion of this course, you will learn a path that will get you up and running with developing cross-platform mobile applications and help you become the go-to person when it comes to Xamarin. Style and approach This course will serve as comprehensive guide for developing cross-platform applications with Xamarin with a unique approach that will engage you like never before as you create real-world cross-platform apps on your own.
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Mobile Social Networking and Computing

A Multidisciplinary Integrated Perspective

Author: Yufeng Wang,Jianhua Ma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146655276X

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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Recent advancements in mobile device technologies are revolutionizing how we socialize, interact, and connect. By connecting the virtual community with the local environment, mobile social networks (MSNs) create the opportunity for a multitude of new personalized services for mobile users. Along with that comes the need for new paradigms, mechanisms, and techniques with the capacity to autonomously manage their functioning and evolution. Currently, most books about mobile networks focus mainly on the technical point of view. Mobile Social Networking and Computing: A Multidisciplinary Integrated Perspective not only addresses the theoretical aspects of MSN and computing, but also introduces and categorizes existing applications. It supplies a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the technology, economics, social sciences, and psychology behind MSNs. In addition to fundamental theory, the book investigates the practical issues in MSN, including characteristics, inner structural relationship, incentive mechanisms, resource allocating, information diffusion, search, ranking, privacy, trust, and reputation. Introducing recently developed technologies, modes, and models, the book provides two distinct (but related) viewpoints about MSN applications: socially inspired networking technology and networking technology that uses recent advancements to enhance quality of life. The text illustrates the interaction between the macrolevel structure and the local rational behaviors (microlevel) in MSN. It summarizes currently available MSN development platforms, including Android and iOS, and introduces and categorizes existing applications related to MSN and computing. Both location-based service (LBS) and mobile social networks in proximity (MSNPs) are presented in a comprehensive manner. Highlighting key research opportunities, this much-needed reference outlines incentive mechanisms inspired by classical economics, behavioral economics, and social psychology, and, perhaps for the first time, it presents a summary of the economic and business models of MSNs.
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Beginning Xamarin Development for the Mac

Create iOS, watchOS, and Apple tvOS apps with Xamarin.iOS and Visual Studio for Mac

Author: Dawid Borycki

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484231325

Category: Computers

Page: 215

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Develop apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple wearables using Visual Studio for the Mac. Learn how to set up your development environment and emulators, and how to create adaptive user interfaces for various platforms. Expert Dawid Borycki guides you through the fundamentals of programming for Apple platforms (Model View Controller, Test Driven Development), navigation patterns, gesture handling, accessing user's location, and reading and consuming data from web services. After reading this book, you will be able to build native apps that look and feel like other apps built into iOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and have the skills that are in high demand in today’s market. If you are already programming C# apps for web or desktop, you will learn how to extend your skill set to Apple mobile, wearable, and smart TV platforms. What You'll Learn Build and implement native apps for Apple platforms Create adaptive, universal views and handle navigation between them Access user's location and handle touch input Consume data from web services Minimize app development time with C# Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in mobile and device development, as well as experienced non-Apple developers who want to switch or extend their skill set to programming for Apple platforms
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C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development

Create powerful applications with .NET Standard 2.0, ASP.NET Core 2.0, and Entity Framework Core 2.0, using Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio Code

Author: Mark J. Price

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178847869X

Category: Computers

Page: 800

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C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Third Edition is a practical guide to creating powerful cross-platform applications with C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0. About This Book Build modern, cross-platform applications with .NET Core 2.0 Get up to speed with C#, and up to date with all the latest features of C# 7.1 Start creating professional web applications with ASP.NET Core 2.0 Who This Book Is For This book is targeted towards readers who have some prior programming experience or have a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) background, and want to gain a solid foundation with C# and to be introduced to the types of applications they could build and will work cross-platform on Windows, Linux, and macOS. What You Will Learn Build cross-platform applications using C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 Explore ASP.NET Core 2.0 and learn how to create professional websites, services, and applications Improve your application's performance using multitasking Use Entity Framework Core and LINQ to query and manipulate data Master object-oriented programming with C# to increase code reuse and efficiency Familiarize yourself with cross-device app development using the Universal Windows Platform Protect and manage your files and data with encryption, streams, and serialization Get started with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms Preview the nullable reference type feature of C# 8 In Detail C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Third Edition, is a practical guide to creating powerful cross-platform applications with C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0. It gives readers of any experience level a solid foundation in C# and .NET. The first part of the book runs you through the basics of C#, as well as debugging functions and object-oriented programming, before taking a quick tour through the latest features of C# 7.1 such as default literals, tuples, inferred tuple names, pattern matching, out variables, and more. After quickly taking you through C# and how .NET works, this book dives into the .NET Standard 2.0 class libraries, covering topics such as packaging and deploying your own libraries, and using common libraries for working with collections, performance, monitoring, serialization, files, databases, and encryption. The final section of the book demonstrates the major types of application that you can build and deploy cross-device and cross-platform. In this section, you'll learn about websites, web applications, web services, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, and mobile apps. By the end of the book, you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need to build modern, cross-platform applications using C# and .NET. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach and is filled with exciting projects and fascinating theory. It uses three high-impact sections to equip you with all the tools you'll need to build modern, cross-platform applications using C# and .NET Core 2.0.
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Xamarin by Example

Author: Matteo Bortolu,Engin Polat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785282904

Category:

Page: 266

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Design, develop, and publish your own mobile apps for iOS and Android using C# and Xamarin StudioAbout This Book* Explore the exciting features of Xamarin Studio while learning to develop your own applications* Develop a complete application from conceptualization through to publishing it on the app store* The book walks you through the basics of cross-platform development with Xamarin using examples and best practices and tips for cross platform solutionsWho This Book Is ForIf you want to develop your own applications and want to explore the features of Xamarin Studio, then this is the book for you. It is expected that you have a basic understanding of technologies in mobile development, but prior knowledge of Xamarin is not required.What You Will Learn* Understand the software development lifecycle for mobile applications* Use Xamarin Studio and its wide range of features to write your programs in C#* Use different options to create multi-platform applications using Xamarin and develop a cross-platform extension method* Work with Xamarin forms and various UI controls* Integrate synchronous and asynchronous communication module within your app* Render images to work with Android and iOS* Link a third-party application to your solutionIn DetailThe mobile app market is increasing exponentially every year. Xamarin Studio with its modern and powerful IDEs makes creating applications a lot easier by simplifying the development process. Xamarin will allow you and your team to create native applications by taking advantage of one of the most evolved programming language in the world: C#.This book will provide you with the basic skills you need to start developing mobile apps using C# and Xamarin. By working through the examples in each chapter, you will gain hands-on experience of creating a complete app that is fully functional by all means. Finally, you will learn to publish the app you created on the app market. Each project in this book will take you one step closer to becoming a professional app developer.
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Xamarin Essentials

Author: Mark Reynolds

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783550848

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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If you are an experienced iOS and Android developer and have a desire to learn about the Xamarin platform, then you will find this tutorial to be the most efficient, interesting, and relevant path. You will find this guide to be especially useful if you wish to become proficient in creating apps using the Xamarin platform, as Xamarin Essentials teaches you the fundamentals of iOS and Android development.
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C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

The Open Source revolution of .NET Core

Author: Mark J. Price,Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789957877

Category: Computers

Page: 668

View: 5094

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Explore C# and the .NET Core framework to create applications and optimize them with ASP.NET Core 2 Key Features Get to grips with multi-threaded, concurrent, and asynchronous programming in C# and .NET Core Develop modern, cross-platform applications with .NET Core 2.0 and C# 7.0 Create efficient web applications with ASP.NET Core 2. Book Description C# is a widely used programming language, thanks to its easy learning curve, versatility, and support for modern paradigms. The language is used to create desktop apps, background services, web apps, and mobile apps. .NET Core is open source and compatible with Mac OS and Linux. There is no limit to what you can achieve with C# and .NET Core. This Learning Path begins with the basics of C# and object-oriented programming (OOP) and explores features of C#, such as tuples, pattern matching, and out variables. You will understand.NET Standard 2.0 class libraries and ASP.NET Core 2.0, and create professional websites, services, and applications. You will become familiar with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms and learn to develop high-performing applications by writing optimized code with various profiling techniques. By the end of C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications, you will have all the knowledge required to build modern, cross-platform apps using C# and .NET. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Third Edition by Mark J. Price C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan What you will learn Explore ASP.NET Core to create professional web applications Master OOP with C# to increase code reusability and efficiency Protect your data using encryption and hashing Measure application performance using BenchmarkDotNet Use design techniques to increase your application’s performance Learn memory management techniques in .NET Core Understand tools and techniques to monitor application performance Who this book is for This Learning Path is designed for developers who want to gain a solid foundation in C# and .NET Core, and want to build cross-platform applications. To gain maximum benefit from this Learning Path, you must have basic knowledge of C#.
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