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Xamarin 3 Announced

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Yesterday, Xamarin 3 was announced. According to the overview from , this release will bring four major changes to your app development process with Xamarin:

1. Xamarin Designer for iOS

This is a visual designer for iOS apps that will allow developers to see design changes as they make them (and as they will look).

2. Xamarin.Forms

This is a library that allows developers to use a single C# code base to build native UIs for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps.

3. IDE Enhancements

A few enhancements improve IDEs working with Xamarin:

  • Xamarin Studio visual updates
  • Streamlined Visual Studio extensions
  • NuGet support in Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio
  • F# support in Xamarin Studio
  • .NET BCL Documentation in Xamarin Studio

4. Improved code sharing

Shared projects and portable class libraries aim to maximize code reuse.

Check out the full announcement for more details.


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