Introduction to Xamarin Development

MBL-105 (5 Days)
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Xamarin Training Overview

Xamarin offers a compelling option for building cross-platform mobile applications. Accelebrate's Introduction to Xamarin Development training course teaches attendees how to design and build well-architected mobile applications that follow modern design principles and patterns. This class can be taught using Visual Studio (Windows), Xamarin Studio (macOS), or Visual Studio for Mac (macOS).

Please see this short video clip of one of our top instructors giving an overview of Xamarin.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Xamarin Training Objectives

All students will:

  • Understand the pros and cons of different cross-platform mobile development options
  • Learn about the architecture of Xamarin-based applications
  • Gain experience with different code sharing techniques including dependency injection
  • Build applications that employ a native iOS and Android user interface
  • Build an application with a cross-platform user interface using Xamarin.Forms
  • Learn how to deploy a mobile application privately and publicly to the various app stores

Xamarin Training Outline

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Introduction
Mobile Development Options
  • Mobile Landscape
  • Native iOS Development
  • Native Android Development
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Development
  • Cross-Platform Development
Xamarin Development Platform
  • History
  • Components
  • Xamarin on iOS
  • Xamarin on Android
  • Xamarin on Windows
  • Sharing Code
  • Xamarin.Forms
Getting Started
  • Xamarin Development on a Mac
  • Xamarin Android Development on Windows
  • Xamarin iOS Development on Windows
Creating an Application Solution
  • Xamarin.Forms vs. Native UIs
  • Shared Projects Portable Class Libraries (PCLs)
  • .NET Standard
  • Approaches to Code Sharing
  • Dependency Injection
Xamarin.Android
  • Android SDKs and API Levels
  • Android Emulators
  • Running on a Physical Device
  • Android Application Architecture
  • Layouts and XML
  • User Interface Components
  • Adapter Views
  • Event Handling
  • Input Controls
  • Dialogs
  • Notifications and Toasts
  • Platform-Specific Features
  • Localization
Xamarin.iOS
  • iOS SDKs and Devices
  • iOS Simulator
  • Using the Xamarin Mac Agent
  • Running on a Physical Device
  • iOS Application Architecture
  • Storyboards and XIB Files
  • User Interface Components
  • Controllers, Delegates, and Data Sources
  • Outlets and Actions
  • Background Execution
  • Local and Push Notifications
  • Platform-Specific Features
  • Localization
Building Shared Application Components
  • MVC and MVVM
  • Threading and Asynchronous Operations
  • Data Persistance
  • Networking
  • Consuming a Web Service
  • Using Platform-Specific Features
Xamarin.Forms
  • Architecture of Xamarin.Forms
  • When Xamarin.Forms is the Right Choice
  • Introduction to XAML
  • Renderers
  • Pages, Layouts, Views, and Cells
  • Data Binding
  • Platform-Specific User Interfaces
  • Embedding Native Views
  • Localization
  • Optimizing Performance
Testing
  • Unit Testing
  • UI Testing
  • Xamarin Test Cloud
Deployment
  • Ad Hoc Deployment
  • Google Play and Amazon App Store
  • Apple App Store
  • App Analytics
  • Crash Logs
Conclusion

Free Xamarin Webinar (1 hr)

In this Xamarin Webinar, Jason Bell gives you an overview of what it is like to use Xamarin to make your applications work well and look good on any platform. He will discuss mobile landscape options, the Xamarin platform, architectural options, and how to build shared application components.

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Lecture percentage

30%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

70%

Lab

Course Number:

MBL-105

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

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

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Windows

  • Visual Studio 2017 (any edition)
  • Xamarin Tools and Android SDK (available as part of the Visual Studio installation)
  • Optional - Mac computer that can be connected to remotely (via SSH) for running iOS-based applications
  • Lab file bundle provided with the course

macOS

  • Apple Xcode (available from the Mac App Store)
  • Xamarin Studio 6 (any edition) or Visual Studio for Mac
  • Android SDK
  • Lab file bundle provided with the course

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