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Getting started with Xamarin.Android

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Remarks

Xamarin.Android allows you to create native Android applications using the same UI controls as you would in Java, except with the flexibility and elegance of a modern language (C#), the power of the .NET Base Class Library (BCL), and two first-class IDEs - Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio - at their fingertips.

For more information on installing Xamarin.Android on your Mac or Windows machine, refer to the Getting Started guides on the Xamarin developer center

Versions

VersionCode NameAPI LevelRelease Date
1.0None12008-09-23
1.1None22009-02-09
1.5Cupcake32009-04-27
1.6Donut42009-09-15
2.0-2.1Eclair5-72009-10-26
2.2-2.2.3Froyo82010-05-20
2.3-2.3.7Gingerbread9-102010-12-06
3.0-3.2.6Honeycomb11-132011-02-22
4.0-4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich14-152011-10-18
4.1-4.3.1Jelly Bean16-182012-07-09
4.4-4.4.4, 4.4W-4.4W.2KitKat19-202013-10-31
5.0-5.1.1Lollipop21-222014-11-12
6.0-6.0.1Marshmallow232015-10-05
7.0Nougat242016-08-22

Get Started in Visual Studio

  1. Browse to File > New > Project to bring you up the New Project dialog.
  2. Navigate to Visual C# > Android and select Blank App: enter image description here
  3. Give your app a Name and press OK to create your project.
  4. Set up your device for deployment, or configure an emulator
  5. To run your application, select the Debug configuration, and press the Start button: enter image description here

Get started in Xamarin Studio

  1. Browse to File > New > Solution to bring you up the new project dialog.
  2. Select Android App and press Next.
  3. Configure your app by setting your app name and organization ID. Select the Target Platform most suited for your needs, or leave it as the default. Press Next:enter image description here
  4. Set your Project name and Solution name, or leave as the default name. Click Create to create your project.
  5. Set up your device for deployment, or configure an emulator
  6. To run your application, select the Debug configuration, and press the Play button: enter image description here