Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Book First Edition

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last updated: 2016-10

Charles Petzold's latest book - Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms - has been sent to (electronic) press and is now available for download!

This first edition has 27 chapters, and covers Xamarin.Forms 2.x including Animation, MVVM, triggers, behaviors, custom layouts, custom renderers, and much more. Chapter 28 is also now available online among the individual chapters listed below.

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Samples

The samples are available on github, and include Xamarin.Forms for Windows projects for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, and UWP for Windows 10.

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Chapter 1. How Does Xamarin.Forms Fit In?

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Chapter 2. Anatomy of an App

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Chapter 3. Deeper into Text

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Chapter 4. Scrolling the Stack

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Chapter 5. Dealing with Sizes

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Chapter 6. Button Clicks

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Chapter 7. XAML vs. Code

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Chapter 8. Code and XAML in Harmony

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Chapter 9. Platform-Specific API Calls

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Chapter 10. XAML Markup Extensions

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Chapter 11. The Bindable Infrastructure

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Chapter 12. Styles

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Chapter 13. Bitmaps

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Chapter 14. Absolute Layout

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Chapter 15. The Interactive Interface

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Chapter 16. Data Binding

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Chapter 17. Mastering the Grid

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Chapter 18. MVVM

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Chapter 19. Collection Views

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Chapter 20. Async and File I/O

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Chapter 21. Transforms

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Chapter 22. Animation

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Chapter 23. Triggers and Behaviors

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Chapter 24. Page Navigation

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Chapter 25. Page Varieties

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Chapter 26. Custom Layouts

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Chapter 27. Custom renderers

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Chapter 28. Location and Maps

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