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Introduction to cross-platform development with Xamarin.Forms

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last updated: 2016-12

This guide provides an introduction to developing a Xamarin.Forms application using Visual Studio for Mac or Visual Studio, and to the fundamentals of application development using Xamarin.Forms. Topics covered include the tools, concepts, and steps required to build and deploy a Xamarin.Forms application.

For an overview of the installation and setup practices that apply to cross-platform development, see Xamarin.Forms Requirements and Installation.

Part 1: Quickstart

The first part of this guide demonstrates how to 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

The second part of this guide reviews what has been built in order to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of how Xamarin.Forms 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.