Xamarin.Forms 4.0: Getting Started with Shell

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 introduced amazing new features to help streamline development when building beautiful mobile apps with C#. The main highlight was the new Xamarin.Forms Shell, which seeks to reduce the complexity of building mobile apps by providing fundamental app architecture features.

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Welcome to the Shell Era: Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Released

For the past year, Xamarin has been on a focused journey to improve your productivity by reducing your complexity when building cross-platform mobile applications. Notice the reference to “your” complexity, and not some abstract notion of complexity. That is because the Xamarin team spends countless hours obsessing over feedback,

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Managing HTTP & Cleartext Traffic on Android with Network Security Configuration

Did you know that starting with Android 9 (API level 28) cleartext(non-HTTPS) support is disabled by default? It is always recommended to make connections over HTTPS to ensure that any web communication is secure. This policy may have an impact on your development cycle if your app needs to download an image or file on a server hasn’t been configured for HTTPS.

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Xamarin API Docs: Open Sourced and Available Now

Today, we are happy to announce the release of all Xamarin API Documentation as Open Source! API documentation drives the IntelliSense experience while being one of the best ways to help developers achieve their goals.
Xamarin API Docs
Additionally, we have also moved the hosting of the following from their old Xamarin home to docs.microsoft.com:

Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Android
Xamarin.iOS &

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The Next Evolution of Xamarin Training: Microsoft Learn

We’re excited to announce two new learning paths on Building Xamarin Apps in Microsoft Learn: A free and interactive learning portal.
Xamarin University Joins MS Learn
The Xamarin University team has joined the Microsoft Learn family! Building new content and incorporating many of the great features Xamarin University has.

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