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last updated: 2016-01
Xamarin.Forms uses use the native controls of each target platform. This means applications can use Portable Class Libraries or Shared Projects to house this shared code, and then make platform specific applications that will consume the shared code.
There are four main control groups used to create the user interface of a Xamarin.Forms application:
At runtime each control will be mapped to its native equivalent, which is what will be rendered.
This section serves as a reference showing many of the UI controls available for use with Xamarin.Forms, and is accompanied by the FormsGallery sample, which demonstrates a basic use of each control. Each description also links to the API Documentation.