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PravinkumarBirajdar-4221 asked RahmatulloAhmadov-0174 answered

Xamarin Android vs Xamarin Forms

I want to learn android development, but I am little bit confused about it whether I should learn Xamarin Android or Xamarin Forms.
Please guide me.

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Xamarin forms allows you to create cross platform apps for example a Xamarin forms app could work on an IPhone, Android, Windows UWP, MacOs, Tizen, GTK#(Linux), and WPF. Xamarin Android only allows you to target android.

Xamarin forms uses Xaml to define the UI while xamarin adroid uses the Android designer.


If you know xaml or want to target multiple platforms Xamarin forms is probably a better choice to learn.

If you are only interested in targeting android then Xamarin Android is a better choice.

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but when I search tutorials on Google or YouTube, i get all result regarding xamarin forms. Is xamarin Android outdated? Where will i get tutorials of xamarin Android?

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Xamarin forms uses Xamarin.Android to create the android part of the xamarin forms project.


Here is one class I found

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/introduction-to-xamarin-android/


Some you tube videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaoF-xhnnrRVglZztNl99ih76fvBOLMe8


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RahmatulloAhmadov-0174 answered

Xamarin forms is a better.

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