Adding a Windows Phone App

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Firstly, if you used the Xamarin.Forms PCL template, update the profile, then follow the instructions below:

  1. right-click on solution > Add > New Project... and add a Blank App (Windows Phone)

  2. right-click on the newly created project > Manage NuGet Packages... and add the Xamarin.Forms package.

  3. right-click on project > Add > Reference and create a project reference to the shared Xamarin.Forms application project.

  4. Edit App.xaml.cs to include the Init() method call, in the OnLaunched method around line 67:

// add this line
Xamarin.Forms.Forms.Init (e); // requires LaunchActivatedEventArgs
// above this existing line
if (e.PreviousExecutionState == ApplicationExecutionState.Terminated) {}

5 . Edit MainPage.xaml - change the root element <Page to <forms:WindowsPhonePage and define the xmlns:forms that it uses:


6 . Edit MainPage.xaml.cs to remove the : PhonePage inheritance specifier for the class name.

public sealed partial class MainPage  // REMOVE ": PhonePage"

7 . Still in MainPage.xaml.cs, add the LoadApplication call in the MainPage constructor (around line 28) to start your Xamarin.Forms app:

// below this existing line
// add this line
LoadApplication(new YOUR_NAMESPACE.App());

8 . Double-click Package.appxmanifest to set these capabilities that are often required:

  • Internet (Client & Server)

9 . Finally, add any local resources (eg. image files) from the existing platform projects that are required.

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.