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-View Apps based on AppCompat
Navigation Drawer App
Bottom Navigation App
This new template pack is available right now in VS 2017 and gives you everything you need to start making beautiful Xamarin.Android applications. You can find the source on GitHub as well!