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- You will become a Xamarin expert, using the most powerful features of the platform to create entirely native apps.
- Learn how to leverage native functionality and even native Java and Objective-C code in your Xamarin Forms apps.
- Confidently be able to apply for more advanced app-development positions with your newly acquired advanced Xamarin skills.
- Be able to create a bigger range of apps with more functionality with Xamarin
In this lecture we just breifly talk about what you should be confortable with to be able to take this course, and I just welcome the students to the course
In this lecture I want to show you the finished products that you will have by the end of the course, of course, this will only be a sneak peak, there is a lot more going on under the hood, but this will give you a sense of what you can expect to have mastered by the end of the course
In this lecture we will be creating the UI for the application, very quickly we will define some XAML elements, including Entries, ToolbarItems, Pickers and DatePickers, as well as remember how the navigation is performed with the NavigationPage from the App class
In this lecture we will quickly setup the basic functionality for this app, so later we can focus on learning new things. We will create some observable collections, some classes, and some methods, which will be making requests to a SQLite local databases for reading and inserting
In this lecture we will update the form that we have to use a TableView instead of a StackLayout, and we will take a look at how the binding works in the same way. A quick bug with clearning the ObservableCollection will also be solved.
In this lecture we will implement a Custom Renderer to a Progress Bar for iOS, changing the height of all the elements in Xamarin Forms by exporting this renderer from the platform specific iOS project
On iOS native development you can set different types of accessories to the TableViewCells, and of course, this being Xamarin, native functionality is completely available, so in this lecture you will ue a Custom Renderer and a XAML proeprty to set some customized value to the Accessory ot a TableViewCell
In this lecture we will talk about what Dependency Services are, what they help with, and how are they going to be implemented on a Xamarin Forms app, this brief look will help students identify that they need to be familiar with Interfaces to easily follow along the coming lectures
In this lecture you will learn how to implement the interface in a new class that will be created on both the Android and iOS projects, and then registering these classes as dependencies that will be injected to the Shared Library Project (.NET Standard)
Now that we have injected the code from Android and iOS to the Shared Libary project, in this lecture, you will learn how to use Dependency Services to create the correct instance of a class as an interface that has access to the required methods, from the .NET Standard Library project
In this lecture you will code the functionality, native to Android, that will use activities, intents and ActivityFlags to share a file and some text that will eventually be coming from the Xamarin .NET Standard Library, thanks to the dependency service that we have already implemented
In this lecture we will create a new behavior for a ListView, so it behaves in a way that can be easily reused with other ListViews. Simply, we will add the functionality to the Behaviors to navigate to a details page, for which we will have a new ViewModel, a new View, and create a new class, all for the Behaviors array to list now one new behavior inside the ListView
In this lecture you will be adding Effects to your Xamarin Forms project, you will first create the Effect in the .NET Standard Library, and make sure that you set a correct id when initializing the RoutingEffect class, then, in each project, you will implement the abstract PlatformEffect class so both Android and iOS export an effect, and register a Group Name
During this section we will be working with another project, different to the one we have been using troighout the first part of the course, and so in this lecture I will explain what the View, ViewModel and Model look like, explain the Behavior that was added on XAML. and show how a Frameworks, and the UseSaveArea works on iPhone X, XS, and XS MAX
In this lecture we will setup the builds inside the App Center projects to happen whenever we push to a specific branch inside our GitHub repo, the the Continuous Delivery is up and running inside the App Center, although we will still need to sign the builds for the distribution to devides to happen.
In this lecture we will be configuring the necessary keys so App Center can sign our Android Builds for them to be installed on devices. This will require us to work with keystores directly from Visual Studio (or Android Studio or the Console) and then uploading this to the App Center
In this lecture we will be configuring the necessary keys so App Center can sign our iOS Builds for them to be installed on devices. This will require us to work with provisioning profiles directly from the Apple Developers Portal, work with certificates, and then uploading this to the App Center
In this lecture I will be showing you how when the app crashes, App Center packages automatically log the information about the crash so we can later inspect it from the portal, but we will also implement a way of identifying if the app had crash, in case we want to tailor the experience to the user if that happened.
Apple Push Notifications services are greately important, since they will manage the notifications to all iOS devices, hence, we will need to create the required certificates and update our App IDs to enable push notifications in our apps, that is what we cover in this lecture, along with the connection to the Azure Notification Hub.
In this lecture I will briefly talk about what you can expect to happen with this section as time passes, since this will be the section dedicated to all important updates to the Xamarin Forms platform. I will also introduce what the section already covers, and why I consider these topics to be advanced to Xamarin Forms and XAML
In this lecture we will learn about a quick way in which XAML, as of Xamarin.Forms 3.1, enables you to set the Android TabBar (TabbedPage) to the bottom of the screen as you would see on iOS, instead of the default top position, also getting to use some AndroidSpecific code right from XAML in the .NET Standard project
Use Safe Area is a property of the iOS pages (ViewControllers) that is of great importance for the experience in the iPhone X and the iPhone Xs (and Xs Max) to be good, because these phones now have notches, and a new "home button" and curved edges, it is important to make sure that our content adapts to that, and it will be as easy as setting this property to true, which we can do from XAML
New in Xamarin Forms 3.2 is a feature that I think has been long requested and necessary, the ability to easily, from XAML, change the way the Title in the Title bar looks for both Android and iOS, so during this lecture we will learn how we can change this to improve the looks of our apps.
In XAML, the OnPlatform extension exists to let you define different values for different platforms, so if you need the UI to use different values depending on the platform that is running, you can do so directly from XAML, in this lecture we explore how to do this in the new Xamarin Forms 3.2 version
In this lecture we will learn how to use one old XAML feature that had been missing from Xamarin for a while, but finally present in Xamarin Forms 3.0: The Visual State Manager, which will allow us to change how the UI will look according to some user interaction with the elements themselves or even with the device
In this lecture we will take a look at what this section is going to be about, the things that we will have to build, and the main objective in the section, which will be to learn a thing or two about Xamarin Forms that will help us create a great chat experience inside of the application.
The conversation has been created, there is already a conversation pending with the bot service from Azure, during this lecture we will learn about the structure of the REST requests that will send a new message to the bot through that conversation, to make sure that our bot will be receiving the message correctly, so it can answer back.
For the Bot Helper to send all the received messages over to the observable collection that we will have in the View Mode for our Chat View, we will need to respond to every time a message is received, and so, we will also need to send some custom arguments when the event is fired. In this lecture, we will setup the View Model which will require a custom EventArgs class
In this lecture, now that our app is sending messages to a bot, and receiving its responses from the stream, we will start tu display the elements inside of the collection in a list view, however, this being a chat, will require more than one type of cell to be displayed. for that the Data Template Selector is going to be quite useful to set the ItemTemplate to the ListView directly from XAML
The bot is ready, and we are already using a TemplateSelector to display the correct type of cell inside the listview, now there are only a couple of improvements that we will make to the listview which include some quick margin setup and the usage of the ScrollTo method from the ListView
In this lecture I will talk about what we will cover in the last three sections of the course, which I consider the advanced and "musts" of the course, covering platform-specific things that will up your game as a Xamarin developer, which includes using native Java (Android) and Objective-C libraries inside of the Xamarin projects.
In this lecture we will create an AAR file from an Android Library project that we have on Android Studio, and use it to create a Bindings Library on Visual Studio for later use this new DLL file in the normal Xamarin Android project that is inside our Xamarin.Forms application
- Existing skills with Xamarin, C# and XAML are recommended - Consider investing in Eduardo's (course instructor) Complete Xamarin Course on Udemy if you have no exposure to Xamarin first.
- You will need a Windows Computer with Windows 10 and Visual Studio installed or
- a macOS computer running High Sierra or later and with Xcode installed for iOS testing and deployment.
If you have some existing Xamarin development experience (perhaps completing or done at least done some of Eduardo's (the courses instructor) Complete Xamarin Course, or another Xamarin course then this course is for you.
If you looking to take your existing Xamarin skills and learn more about the advanced features of Xamarin then this course can help.
Xamarin developers are well paid, and programmers with advanced skills (such as the ones you will learn in this course) are even more valuable to companies and tend to get paid more.
By the end of the course, you will become a Xamarin expert, using the most powerful features of the platform to create entirely native apps.
Along the way, you will learn how to leverage native functionality and even native Java and Objective-C code in your Xamarin Forms apps.
You'll find out how to continuously deploy new versions of your app to your users .
And learn how to use version control for better deployment to other developers, testers, and the App Stores.
The key skills you will learn and master in this course include:-
1. Dependency Services
2. Custom Renderers
3. Using Java Libraries
4. Using Objective-C Libraries
5. App Center
6. Azure Bot Service for Chatbot
7. Behaviours and Effects
8. Azure Functions
9. Push Notifications
10. CSS Styling for Xamarin
What is Xamarin?
Xamarin is a Microsoft owned company, that allows developers, using a C#-shared codebase, to write native Android, iOS (and even Windows and MacOS) apps with native user interfaces and to share code.
This means you can create an application once, and deploy it to both Android and iOS, both which run natively on the platform. One codebase, two platforms.
Learning to create apps with Xamarin makes you more valuable to your employer or clients as a result.
Is this course for you?
If you've never used Xamarin before, and/or do not know C# then this is NOT the course for you. In that case we would suggest you purchase Eduardo's Complete Xamarin course first, complete that and come back then to this advanced course.
But if you are familiar with C# and XAML and have some exposure to Xamarin then this course is aimed at you.
Why this course and not other Xamarin courses?
Eduardo already has one of the most comprehensive and popular Xamarin courses on Udemy. Plus he has extensive experience with Xamarin and is also Xamarin certified.
Here is what just one student had to say about his other Xamarin course.
"I have just finished up to section 4 and loving every single bit about this course because the way Mr Eduardo explains is just amazing, because I have done a lot of other programming related courses where the instructor just displays a bunch of pre written code with alot of talk, and talk, and talk. However, the way Eduardo explains and takes his time to convey the message, simply love him" - Zeshan Hossein Ghayoomi.
By taking this course it means you are learning from someone who has all the professional training, skills, and experience needed to teach you how to become proficient in Xamarin the right way, as fast as possible.
If you are ready to get that first paid programming job, or to move up to a more senior programming position, then this course is for you!
What about if you have questions?
As if this course wasn’t complete enough, you have Eduardo on hand to answer any questions you have in the Q&A section of the course.
This means you’ll never find yourself stuck on one lesson for days on end. With his hand-holding guidance, you’ll progress smoothly through this course without any major roadblocks.
There’s no risk either!
This course comes with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. Meaning if you are not completely satisfied with the course or your progress, simply let us know and they will refund you 100%, every last penny no questions asked.
You either end up with Advanced Xamarin skills, go on to develop great programs and potentially make an awesome career for yourself, or you try the course and simply get all your money back if you don’t like it…
You literally can’t lose.
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- Xamarin developers looking to learn advanced Xamarin techniques
- Anyone with Xamarin experience looking to become more employable and to increase career opportunities