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Introduction to Android development with Xamarin

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last updated: 2016-12

In this two-part guide, you will build your first Xamarin.Android application using Visual Studio for Mac or Visual Studio and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Android application development with Xamarin. Along the way, the tools, concepts, and steps required to build and deploy a Xamarin.Android application will be introduced.

Part 1: Quickstart

In the first part of this guide you'll create an application that translates an alphanumeric phone number entered by the user into a numeric phone number, and then calls that number.

Part 2: Deep Dive

In the second part of this document, you'll review what was built and develop a fundamental understanding of how Android applications work.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.