Course #:TP2842

Xamarin Forms Training

In this course, you will learn how to build your first Xamarin.Forms app with Xamarin and C#, targeting Android, iOS, and the Universal Windows Platform. Xamarin.Forms exposes a complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .NET developers.

Topics

  • Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development
  • Layout in Xamarin.Forms
  • Resources and Styles in Xamarin.Forms
  • SQLite and Mobile Data
  • Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms
  • Patterns for Cross Platform Mobile Development
  • Master-detail and Drawer Navigation
  • Mobile Application Architecture
  • Customizing the ListView in Xamarin.Forms
  • Design an MVVM ViewModel in Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin.Forms Effects
  • Xamarin.Forms Renderers
  • Diagnosing Memory Management Issues

Audience

If you haven't tried Xamarin yet, this is the moment to get started! Xamarin is a cross-platform framework that makes it possible to build mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows all together at once using C# and a shared codebase. 

 

Prerequisites

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

Duration

Five days

Outline of Xamarin Forms Training

1. Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile Development

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

2. Layout in Xamarin.Forms

Specify the size and position of the controls in your Xamarin.Forms UI using the two most common layout containers: StackLayout and Grid.

3. Resources and Styles in Xamarin.Forms

Use resources and styles in Xamarin.Forms to manage shared values and provide a consistent UI look and feel.

4. SQLite and Mobile Data

Use SQLite to efficiently store and retrieve on-device data.

5. Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms

Implement multi-page Xamarin.Forms apps using stack and tab navigation.

6. Preparing for Publishing

Prepare your app for release through the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Marketplace.

7. Patterns for Cross Platform Mobile Development

Use the Factory pattern, the Service Locator pattern, and Dependency Injection to access platform-specific APIs from shared code in a loosely-coupled manner.

8. Master-detail and Drawer Navigation

In this course, you’ll learn how to switch between pages of content using drawer navigation, and create a master-detail UI to browse data collections

9. Mobile Application Architecture

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

10. Customizing the ListView in Xamarin.Forms

Customize the Xamarin.Forms ListView control using custom cells, headers/footers, grouping, and cell caching.

11. Design an MVVM ViewModel in Xamarin.Forms

Apply the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern to your Xamarin.Forms apps to improve code reuse and testability.

12. Xamarin.Forms Effects

Use Effects to customize the appearance of the native controls that underlie Xamarin.Forms elements.

13. Xamarin.Forms Renderers

Use Renderers to customize the behavior of existing Xamarin.Forms controls and create your own custom controls.

14. Diagnosing Memory Management Issues

Locate and fix memory problems in your Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android applications.

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.