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last updated: 2017-03

F# is a strongly-typed functional programming language designed to run on .NET

F# combines the succinctness, expressivity and composability of type-inferred functional programming, the compile-time safety of strongly-typed code, and the runtime support, libraries, interoperability, tools, and object model of .NET.

F# is now available "out of the box" as a programming language to Xamarin users on all of the Xamarin-supported platforms: Android, OS X, and iOS.

F# Features in Visual Studio for Mac

There are a number of new F# features available in Visual Studio for Mac, including:

  • F# 4 support
  • F# PCL support
  • F# Shared Project support
  • Code navigation improvements
  • Syntax highlighting in F# Interactive
  • F# templates for Xamarin.Forms projects
  • and a lot more...

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.