Recently at Microsoft Connect(); 2016, we were excited to announce the general availability of Xamarin Workbooks. Workbooks offer an interactive coding environment that not only allows you to explore new APIs and quickly sketch out ideas, but also provides a fantastic platform for documentation. While static documentation serves as a great platform for reference, being able to interact with the code and the API that you are learning can provide a great advantage over static API documentation. It is this concept of interactive documentation that is at the heart of Workbooks.
2016-12-22_09-32-01To help you learn everything from C# 6, to ListViews on Android or TouchID on iOS, or even Cognitive Services in Azure. We believe that the combination of documentation with live sample code provides a very powerful tool for learning and exploring new APIs.

We are so excited about the possibilities that Workbooks provides to documentation, that we are offering a new contest!

How to Enter

You can enter our Workbooks contest in these easy steps:

  1. Download a workbook from over 120 workbooks in the Workbooks Portal.
  2. Step through the workbook, modify a code snippet, and execute it from within Workbooks.
  3. Take a screenshot of your workbook in action and tweet the name of your workbook, along with a screenshot and the hashtag #XamarinWorkbooks.

Three winners will be randomly selected from valid entries to win a Xamarin Grab Bag!


All submissions must be made by Monday, January 3rd at 12:00PM EST. A valid entry consists of a tweet containing the hashtag #XamarinWorkbooks, along with a link to a screenshot of a Workbook. Three valid entries will be selected at random to win a Xamarin Grab Bag – items may vary. Entry is limited to one per person. To be eligible, you must follow @XamarinHQ to enable a Direct Message for private follow-up. Please allow up to four weeks to validate entries and collect shipping information from winners. There is no purchase necessary to enter the “Explore Something New with Workbooks” contest.