Build stunning, maintainable, cross-platform mobile application user interfaces with the power of Xamarin.
Xamarin is the most powerful cross-platform mobile development framework. If you are interested in creating stunning user interfaces for the iOS and Android mobile platforms using the power of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, then this is your ticket.
This book will provide you the practical skills required to develop real-world Xamarin applications. You will learn how to implement UI structures and layouts, create customized elements, and write C# scripts to customize layouts. You will create UI layouts from scratch so that you can tweak and customize a given UI layout to suit your needs by using Data Templates.
Moving on, you will use third-party libraries – such as the Razor template engine that allows you to create your own HTML5 templates within the Xamarin environment – to build a book library Hybrid solution that uses the SQLite.Net library to store, update, retrieve, and delete information within a SQLite local database. You’ll also implement key data-binding techniques that will make your user interfaces dynamic, and create personalized animations and visual effects within your user interfaces using Custom Renderers and the PlatformEffects API to customize and change the appearance of control elements.
At the end of this book, you will test your application UI for robust and consistent behavior and then explore techniques to deploy to different platforms.
What you will learn
● Develop stunning native cross-platform apps using the Xamarin.Forms framework
● Work with the different UI layouts to create customized layouts using the C# programming language and tweak it for a given platform
● Customize the user interface using DataTemplates and CustomRenderers and the Platform Effects API to change the appearance of control elements
● Build hybrid apps using the Razor Template Engine and create Razor Models t