Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Xamarin

AVG Duration2h


 This Learning Path is designed to get you started with mobile app development using C#, .NET and Xamarin.

Learning Objectives

  • Set up a Visual Studio development environment targeting Andriod and iOS
  • Use XAML layouts to design screens
  • Streamline the user interface with Xamarin resources 
  • Implement page navigation
  • Use code to create dynamic page layouts
  • Adding controls and images with platform specifc customizations
  • Understand Xamarin's implementation of Model-View-ViewModel

Intended Audience

  • People who want to start developing cross platform mobile applications
  • C# developers who want to apply their knowledge to mobile development


  • Basic programming knowledge with exposure to .NET
  • Apart from the introduction course, the demostrations use Visual Studio for Windows


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 29m
Introduction to Mobile Development with Xamarin
This course introduces Xamarin and how to use the software to develop mobile applications.
Course - Intermediate - 28m
Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Layout Containers
This course is a practical deep dive into the basics of using Xamarin Forms to design and layout a mobile app's user interface.
Course - Intermediate - 12m
Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Resources
In this course, we introduce resources as a means of streamlining the customizations and formatting of the UI elements.
Course - Intermediate - 12m
Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Code Behind
In this course, we manipulate a Xamarin Forms UI with C# in the code-behind file.
Course - Intermediate - 8m
Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Navigation
This course explains how to implement basic content page navigation using Xamarin Forms NavigationPage class.
Course - Intermediate - 18m
Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Controls
In this course, we create a page for entering basic user details, set up the controls in XAML, and use C# in the code-behind file to coordinate controls' actions.
Course - Intermediate - 34m
Xamarin Forms - MVVM
This course covers the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture template and how to use it when creating a Xamarin Forms app in Visual Studio.
About the Author
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard. 

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