Working with Xamarin.Forms
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last updated: 2016-07
How to accomplish common tasks with Xamarin.Forms.
Application class is the starting point for Xamarin.Forms –
every app needs to implement a subclass
App to set the initial
page. It also provides the
Properties collection for simple
data storage. It can be defined in either C# or XAML.
as well as modal navigation events, let you handle
application lifecycle events with custom code.
Update controls by responding to property changes and events in XAML.
Images can be shared across platforms with Xamarin.Forms, they can be loaded specifically for each platform, or they can be downloaded for display.
Defining and using colors across platforms can be tricky when each platform has its own standards and defaults.
File handling with Xamarin.Forms can be done using embedded resources or writing against the native filesystem APIs.
Xamarin.Forms supports database-driven applications using the SQLite database engine, which makes it possible to load and save objects in shared code.
Application indexing allows applications that would otherwise be forgotten after a few uses to stay relevant by appearing in search results. Deep linking allows applications to respond to a search result that contains application data, typically by navigating to a page referenced from a deep link.