Data & Azure Cloud Services

Learn how to store data, and build connected Xamarin.Forms applications with Azure cloud services.

Local data storage

  • File Handling

    Learn how to perform file handing from shared code in a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Local Databases

    Learn how Xamarin.Forms applications can read and write data to a local SQLite database using SQLite.Net.

Azure Services

  • Azure Cosmos DB Document Database

    Learn how to store data in an Azure Cosmos DB document database, and access that data from a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Notification Hubs

    Learn how to use Azure Notification Hubs to manage the distribution of push notifications to a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Storage

    Learn how to store text and binary data in Azure Storage, and how to access that data from a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Search

    Learn how to integrate Azure Search into a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Functions

    Learn how to build an Azure Function that interacts with a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure SignalR Service

    Learn how to combine Azure SignalR Service and Azure Functions with Xamarin.Forms, to deliver real-time messages to connected clients.

Azure Cognitive Services

  • Introduction

    Learn about the sample Xamarin.Forms application that demonstrates how to invoke Azure Cognitive Service APIs.
  • Speech Recognition

    Learn how to use the Microsoft Speech Recognition REST API to convert audio to text in a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Spell Check

    Learn how to use the Bing Spell Check REST API to correct spelling errors in a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Text Translation

    Learn how to use the Microsoft Translator Text API to translate text from one language to another in a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Emotion Recognition

    Learn how to use the Face API to recognize emotion in a Xamarin.Forms application.

Web Services

  • Introduction

    Learn about the sample Xamarin.Forms application that demonstrates how to communicate with different web services.
  • ASMX

    Learn how to consume an ASMX SOAP service from a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • WCF

    Learn how to consume a WCF SOAP service from a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • REST

    Learn how to consume a REST service from a Xamarin.Forms application.

Authentication

  • REST

    Learn how to use basic authentication to protect access to REST-based resources.
  • Identity Provider

    Learn how to use Xamarin.Auth to authenticate with an identity provider from a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Active Directory B2C

    Learn how to use Azure Active Directory B2C to integrate identity management into a Xamarin.Forms application.
  • Azure Cosmos DB Document Database Authentication

    Learn how to limit user access to specific Cosmos DB document data, from a Xamarin.Forms application.