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The Xamarin Designer for Android

with expert Wallace McClure

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Release date 7/13/2012
Level Intermediate
Runtime 0h 55m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
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Course description

Mono for Android by Xamarin has become an excellent development platform for creating applications for the Android OS. The release of Mono for Android 4.2 has introduced some new features. This course will highlight the new features in the Xamarin Designer for Android.


This course assumes that you are comfortable developing applications using Visual Studio 2010, C# and Java. You should also be familiar with Mono for Android. Mono Android requires Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher (and will not work with Visual Studio Express editions).

Learning Paths

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
Mobile Development Using Xamarin

Meet the expert

Wallace McClure Wallace McClure specializes in building applications that have large numbers of users and large amounts of data as well as user interface specific technologies such as AJAX, iPhone, and Android. He is a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and a partner in Scalable Development, Inc. Wally has authored books on iPhone Programming with Mono/MonoTouch, Android Programming with Mono for Android, application architecture, ADO.NET and SQL Server, and finally AJAX.

Course outline

Xamarin Designer

Mono for Android Designer (25:29)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Mono for Android Status (01:21)
  • Market Status (04:12)
  • Designer (00:58)
  • Visual Studio (00:54)
  • MonoDevelop (00:36)
  • Designer Features (01:38)
  • Zoom Controls (01:13)
  • Toolbox (03:08)
  • Property Pad (01:51)
  • Outline View (02:18)
  • Resource Qualifiers (02:38)
  • Resource Editing (01:13)
  • Designer Advantages (02:51)
  • Summary (00:09)
VS and 4.2 Improvements (20:36)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • Demo: Designer (01:19)
  • Demo: Toolbox (01:38)
  • Demo: Resource Qualifiers (03:25)
  • Demo: Property Pad (01:02)
  • Demo: Image View (04:09)
  • Demo: Margins (01:06)
  • Demo: Layouts (04:28)
  • Demo: Emulator Selection (01:21)
  • My Personal Experience (01:20)
  • Summary (00:11)
More VS and 4.2 Improvements (08:56)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Device Toolbar (01:06)
  • Non-Modal Deployment (00:36)
  • Integrated Logcat (01:22)
  • Other Improvements (05:14)
  • Summary (00:15)