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Xamarin.Forms Crash course

I was invited by Microsoft to hold a session at a Xamarin meetup in Oslo, and I was of course happy to oblige. It was a full day event with a few sessions and a workshop at the end of the day. My talk focused on Xamarin.Forms and how one would get quickly up and running building an app.

I have used Xamarin for years, but now I feel the framework is mature enough to use in large scale production apps. Xamarin got a lot of attention the when Microsoft acquired them. Microsoft made Xamarin available for free with Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio Community and made the code open source. With the increased user mass, we can expect increased support, both officially and in other channels like Stack Overflow, Slack or Xamarin forums. Microsoft can now offer a better story to their developers, .Net developers can create apps for just about every platform with C# (or F#).

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Obscure issues in Xamarin.Android

I have been developing apps with Xamarin for a while now and as a .Net developer, I prefer Visual Studio and C# over Android Studio and Java. Xamarin helps me out a lot, but even they can’t fix all of those pesky Android issues.
The error messages returned by Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio are not always clear, but I recommend that you select Detailed or Diagnostic log output, so you might get a better clue.

This is a small collection of some of issues that I have encountered, and what I did to fix them.
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