James Montemagno
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The Xamarin.Android Template Pack Returns for VS 2017

A few years back I published some awesome Xamarin.Android item and project templates to simplify development with Android’s AppCompat libraries. The item templates have actually found their way into Visual Studio, which is pretty awesome: What about the project templates? Well I am hoping for this fall to unleash brand new templates for Xamarin.Android directly in the box, but until then I have updated my Visual Studio template pack for Visual Studio 2017 and it now includes: Blank & Single-…

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New & Improved Xamarin.Android Templates for Visual Studio

It has been a bit over a year since I first introduced my Xamarin.Android Templates pack for Visual Studio and things sure have changed in the world of Android since then. Early on the templates pack only introduced a few item templates for menu items and a simple implementation of the Navigation Drawer, my favorite way to navigate in Android. Then this March Google went and changed everything with AppCompat and the introduction of the new Toolbar. I rushed to update all of my templates to inclu…

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Essential Xamarin.Android Templates for Visual Studio

During my Effective Navigation in Android talk at last years Xamarin Evolve I had the opportunity of showcasing my Xamarin.Android Templates Pack for Visual Studio, which you can get from the Visual Studio Gallery under “Tools->Extensions and Updates”. I like the templates that come installed with Xamarin, however the flexibility of Visual Studio to easily create project and item templates led me to creating this pack which included:Project:Navigation Drawer Item:Single Menu ItemS…

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Xamarin.Android Templates Pack!

Xamarin.Android already ships with a bunch of great project templates for Visual Studio, however I find that there are a few things missing. I usually start a new project with a Navigation Drawer and I am always adding new Menus, but I can never seem to remember every little bit of XML that is needed for some complex menus such as share and search. This is why I have created the Xamarin.Android Templates Pack. This is the first release that includes these items that I have listed. You can downlo…

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