Learning Xamarin: Forms and XAML

In my previous posting (the first in this series) I showed how to create a Monkeysimple cross-platform mobile application using the new Xamarin forms.  In this posting, I will recreate that same application, but using XAML.

The XAML that is used in Xamarin is very (very!)  close to the XAML that was used in Silverlight and is used in WPF, Windows Phones and Windows 8.x.  So close, that Xamarin Forms are a natural and happy path for XAML programmers into mobile application development.

Once again, fire up Xamarin Studio (or Visual Studio). We’re going to reuse the Monkey class and the MonkeyVewModel that we used in the previous posting

When using XAML the data binding will be explicit and the use of a ViewModel will be even more important.  Continued

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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