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Xamarin.Forms

An open-source framework for building iOS, Android, and Windows apps

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Build stunning cross-platform user interfaces

Xamarin.Forms is a feature of Xamarin, the popular mobile development framework that extends the .NET developer platform with tools and libraries for building mobile apps.

Xamarin.Forms is an open source cross-platform framework from Microsoft for building iOS, Android, & Windows apps with .NET from a single shared codebase.

Use Xamarin.Forms built in pages, layouts, and controls to build and design mobile apps from a single API that is highly extensible. Subclass any control to customize their behavior or define your own controls, layouts, pages, and cells to make your app pixel perfect.

Application Framework

Xamarin.Forms is more than just a cross-platform UI library, it is a full application framework that includes everything you need to build mobile apps. This includes cross-platform navigation, animation APIs, dependency service, messaging center, and more.

Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM)

MVVM is a design pattern used to decouple user-interface (view), data (model), and application logic (view model). Xamarin has built-in support for the MVVM pattern including data binding, making it easy to follow this design pattern so that you can create application code that's better tested and easier to extend without requiring radical changes.

Learn about MVVM with Xamarin

Declarative User Interface or not

Build user interfaces declaratively with XAML and share them across mobile and desktop platforms. However, if XAML is not your cup of tea, you can create equally powerful and performant UIs using C# instead.

Explore building UI with Xamarin.Forms

Access native platform features

Easily integrate native user interface features with platform specifics such as iOS Safe Area, Android elevation, and Windows ListView selection mode both from C# and XAML.

Consistent user interface design

The Visual API in Xamarin.Forms helps to deliver a consistent material design look and feel across your iOS and Android apps. Visual includes built in support for material design, and is fully extensible.

Learn more about the Visual API

UI component ecosystem

Get productive fast with re-usable UI components from top component vendors like Syncfusion, DevExpress, UX Divers, GrapeCity, Telerik, and others.

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Develop on Windows and macOS

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