Course #:TP2840

Xamarin Android Training

In this course, you will learn to use Xamarin.Android to build fully native Android apps with Xamarin and C#. Aspects such as implementing multi-page Xamarin.Android apps using activities and stack navigation will be treated. You will learn how to incorporate standard and custom gestures into your app's user experience

Topics

  • Introduction to Xamarin.Android
  • Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development
  • Activities and Intents
  • ListViews and Adapters
  • RecyclerView and CardView in Android
  • Consuming REST-based Web Services
  • SQLite and Mobile Data
  • Toolbar and App Bar
  • Android navigation
  • Android Services
  • Google Maps
  • Location Services
  • Mobile Application Architecture

Audience

  • Mobile developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in an individual-based or team-based, small-sized to large development environment who want to learn developing Native Mobile Apps using the Xamarin platform.   
  • Native Android App developers who want to learn developing Native Mobile Apps using the Xamarin platform.

Prerequisites

Students should have significant previous experience with the C# programming language and familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts such as inheritance and interfaces. Knowledge of or experience with the Native Android SDK’s are a big plus.

Duration

Five days

Outline of Xamarin Android Training

1. Introduction to Xamarin.Android

Code your first Xamarin.Android app: create a project, define the UI, and implement behavior.

2. Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Reduce the amount of code you must write by sharing your business logic across platforms.

3. Activities and Intents

Implement multi-page Xamarin.Android apps using Activities and stack navigation.


4. ListViews and Adapters

Use Android ListView to display a data collection in your UI.

5. RecyclerView and CardView in Android

Use RecyclerView to display a data collection and CardView to host the visualization of each element.

6. Consuming REST-based Web Services

Users expect to access their information any time from any location using any device. This leads most app developers to store data in the cloud and retrieve it as needed from client devices. REST-based web services are the dominant strategy for this type of device-to-server communication. In this course, you will see how to consume REST-based web services with HttpClient using both the managed networking stack and the platform-specific handlers that boost performance. You will also learn some common strategies for dealing with the unique challenges that mobile devices face when communicating over the network.

7. Working with SQLite and Mobile Data

Many apps need to store data locally on the device so it is available even when network access is unreliable. User preferences, data files, and relational data can all fall into this category. This course starts with a survey of the local-storage options available to you in your Xamarin applications. It then concentrates on storing relational data using a SQLite database. By the end of the course, you will have seen how to identify the proper location for your database file and how to insert, update, retrieve, and delete data efficiently using asynchronous I/O calls.

8. Toolbar and App Bar

Create a menu using Toolbar and set it as your Activity’s App Bar.

9. Android navigation

Implement the tab, gestural, and drawer UI navigation patterns.

10. Android Services

Perform long-running operations using Android services.

11. Google Maps

Configure your app to use Google Maps and display a map in your UI.

12. Location Services

Track the device's location and find points-of-interest nearby.

 

13. Mobile Application Architecture

Learn common architectural principals and styles to properly structure your mobile app.

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