Xamarin.Android Now Double Stuffed with Oreo 8.1

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
January 11, 2018 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android Oreo 8.1 introduces new features, including Android Go, Neural Networks API, Autofill framework enhancements, SharedMemory API, and many more. We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android Oreo 8.1 in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Installing Xamarin.Android for Android Oreo 8.1 You can get Android […]

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Upcoming Webinars | Get the Most Out of Android 8 Oreo and iOS 11

Craig Dunn
November 29, 2017 Android, Education, iOS

Join us on December 13 and December 14 for our newest webinar series, where we’ll show you how to make your Xamarin apps even better by adding the latest and greatest Android and iOS updates. Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin fully support Android 8 Oreo and iOS 11, and we’re excited to share how you […]

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Replacing Services With Jobs in Android Oreo 8.0

Tom Opgenorth
November 27, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Before Android 8.0, Android apps would start a service that ran almost indefinitely, even when the app was in the background. This service can be handy for the app, and […]

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Android Oreo Notification Channels

Mark McLemore
November 7, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

One of the most important features introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo is notification channels. Notification channels make it possible for you to group notifications so that all notifications posted to […]

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Simplified App Signing with Secure Files in Visual Studio Team Services

James Montemagno
November 6, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

One thing I never want to worry about when building my apps is needing to remember where I stored my provisioning profiles, certificates, and keystores. Thanks to Visual Studio Team […]

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Augmented Reality in Xamarin.Android with ARCore

Jon Dick
October 30, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Now that you’ve had a chance to augment reality in your Xamarin iOS apps with ARKit, it’s time to explore Google’s take on AR in your Xamarin Android apps. The […]

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Introducing the Android SDK Manager

Cody Beyer
Cody Beyer
October 25, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

To make the process of managing Android SDKs as smooth as possible, we’ve revamped the Android SDK Manager in Visual Studio for Mac to create a seamless, integrated experience. Not only […]

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Android Support Library v26 Overview

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
October 2, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

The Android Support Library v26 brings lots of new features to our Android apps, including fonts as resources, downloadable fonts, emoji support, an autosizing TextView, physics driven animations via Spring […]

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Webinar Recording | Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks Webinar

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
September 27, 2017 Android, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform

Folllow along with Charles Petzold as he builds a 3D app from the ground up with UrhoSharp and Xamarin Workbooks in this webinar recording. UrhoSharp is a powerful, high performance 3D graphics engine suitable for games, animation, and data visualization. Used together, UrhoSharp and Xamarin Workbooks give developers a streamlined way to get started with […]

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3 Reasons to Try Xamarin Previews in Visual Studio 2017

Jimmy Garrido
September 26, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

Previews are a great way to try the latest-and-greatest in mobile development, from the new Xamarin Live Player that allows you to instantly visualize your XAML-based user interface as you type, to support for new SDKs like Android Oreo or iOS 11. Then arises the great dilemma: how do I try all the awesome stuff […]

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