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In the course Xamarin Fundamentals participants learn to create cross platform mobile apps with the Xamarin Framework. With Xamarin the same code base can be used to develop apps that work on iPad and iPhone devices as well as Android devices. Visual Studio .NET is used as development environment and C# as programming language.
The course Xamarin Fundamentals starts with a discussion of setting up the Xamarin development environment, the structure of Xamarin projects and the available Xamarin Tools.
Subsequently the general characteristics of cross platform development such as the use of shared projects and portable class libraries are treated. Attention is paid to Mono for Android which has become a great platform for creating apps for Android.
Attention is also paid to the creation of the User Interfaces for apps in both iOS and Android, in which Xamarin Forms plays an important role.
Working with Activities in Android and View Controllers in iOS is also covered. And the lifecycle methods in iOS and Android apps are treated as well.
Then the focus is set to how you can deal with REST Web Services and the different data formats such as XML and JSON in Xamarin. Asynchronous calls and asynchronous handling with async and await is next on the program of the course Xamarin Fundamentals.
Finally attention is paid to how you can access databases from apps and to the use of location services and the camera.
The course Xamarin Fundamentals is intended for developers who want to use the Xamarin Framework for the creation of cross-platform mobile apps for iOS en Android.
To participate in this course knowledge and experience with programming in C# or Java is required. Experience with Visual Studio and Mono for Android is desirable.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides and is interspersed with exercises. Illustrative demos are used to clarify the concepts. The course material is in English.
After successful completion of the course, participants receive an official certificate Xamarin Fundamentals.
Module 1 : Xamarin Intro
Module 2 : Cross Platform Development
Module 3 : User Interfaces
|Cross Platform Development
GenyMotion virtual Android devices
XCODE iPad/IPhone emulators
Mono, MonoTouch and Mono.Android
Visual Studio Integration
App navigation techniques
Native or HTML
Visual Studio Setup
Linked files in Visual Studio.
Portable Class libraries
Android coded UI approach
iOS Interface Builder
iOS coded UI
MonoTouch Dialog framework
HTML WebView control
HTML UIWebView control
Xamarin.Forms in detail
Module 4 : Activities and View Controllers
Module 5 : Using REST
Module 6 : Data Access
ListActivity and ListAdapter
iOS ViewController lifecycle
UITableViewSourceIntroduction to REST
|Public REST API.
Async en await
REST in Android
REST in iOSXML access
|Using SQLite in Android
Using SQLite in iOS
SQLite and ORM
Using external storage
Synchronisation to cloud
iOS location Manager Classes
Using maps op iOS
Using maps on Android
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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