Native Cross Platform Mobile Application Development Training Course with Xamarin Forms

Develop cross platform UI with Xamarin forms.

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About this course

Learn more on how to develop cross platform gui apps with Xamarin Forms training course.

What is the course about

In this course you will learn how to build cross platform native mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows. Xamarin Forms enables you to build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows from a single, shared C# codebase. The UI is built using XAML and the logic implemented in C#. You build controls in XAML and at runtime, each page and its controls are mapped to platform-specific native user interface elements. Xamarin Forms is great for creating prototypes quickly or developing data entry apps.


he course is full time 5 days. The course can also be taken as part of the Cross Platform Mobile App Development for Android and iOS with Xamarin using C#.

Programming Experience

A good command of C# and .NET is required in order to succeed in this course. XML and XAML knowledge is also required but not mandatory. Xamarin Forms does not shield you from knowing the native platform, you will need a lot of experience in each of the native mobile platforms :

  • Xamarin Android
  • Xamarin iOS
Technical Skill

You will need to be proficient in working in Visual Studio. A Windows or a Mac environment is used. On a Mac we will use bootcamp if you prefer to use the Visual Studio IDE otherwise we will primarily use Xamarin Studio.

Private Training

The course is primarily offered privately to a group, team or company. The training will be run on your premises or you can come to us. We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and can also conduct the training in Durban at Regus Business Centre. We can train anywhere in South Africa and the rest of the African continent if we are coming to you. Private training is R9 500 per delegate if training is conducted on your premises and we require a minimum of 4 delegates to schedule the course. The same training is R12 599 when coming to us and a minimum of 4 delegates is required to schedule the course. The course can be scheduled at a time that best suits your team.

Public Training

We also conduct the training publicly. This is suitable for individuals or delegates that cannot book the private training. The class will be comprised of delegates and individuals from different companies.The training content and duration is the same and training will run at our premises in Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa. The course price is R12 599 per delegate. A minimum of 4 delegates is required to run the course. A preliminary date is scheduled and will be confirmed once we have 4 delegates to run the course.

Course Schedule

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Introduction to Xamarin Forms

Understanding Xamarin.Forms
What is Xamarin.Forms Suited For?
Introduction to Xamarin.Forms
Hello Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms MultiScreen
Exploring Xamarin Forms Project

Adding Page navigation
Creating a Master-detail relationship
Adding data binding to Master-detail
Displaying Tabbed screens
Adding a Swipe navigation with a Carousel

Hierarchical navigation using Toolbar or ActionBar
Modal using DialogFragment, AlertDialog, and PopupMenu
Drill-down using ListView
Navigation drawer using DrawerLayout
Tabs using ActionBar

Xamarin.Forms Layout

Introduction to layouts
Kinds and purposes of layouts
Creating a StackLayout
Using a ScrollView
RelativeLayout using Parent
AbsoluteLayout Proportional Sizing
AbsoluteLayout Proportional Positioning

Hierarchical Navigation with NavigationPage
Modal Navigation with NavigationPage, alerts, ActionSheets
Drill-down lists using NavigationPage, ListView and TableView
Navigation drawer using MasterDetailPage
Tabs using TabbedPage
Springboard using images with gesture recognizers
Carousel using CarouselPage

Binding basics
Code and XAML
Source and BindingContext
Binding value converters
Binding to a Data Model
Binding and custom views
Understanding ViewModels and MVVM
Binding to a ListView

Storing data with SQLitea and ADO.Net

What is SQLite?
What is SQLite.NET
Installing SQLite. on Windows Phone
Creating a Database
Creating a Table
Executing SQL Statements

Setting up your Azure Account
Exploring Azure Mobile Services
Adding Azure Mobile Services Xamarin Component
Consuming an Azure Mobile Service Instance
Querying Data
Using the Push Notification service
Offline data sync

Introduction to XAML
Events and handlers
Data binding
XAML styles
Platform specificity in XAML file
The x:Name attribute
Tap gestures
Resource dictionaries
XAML markup extensions

Third party Libraries

The Xamarin Component Store
Common components
Porting existing C# libraries
Objective-C bindings
Java bindings

Creating a simple ListView
Custom Class in ListView
Data binding with a ListView
Customizing a ListView appearance

Resources and styles in Xamarin.Forms

Basic style
Style in code
Style inheritance
Dynamic styles
Device styles

The role of the Device class
Using the DependencyService
Modeling platform specific implementation as an Interface
Implementing photo capture on iOS
Exposing and accessing platform specific implementations
Loosely coupled behavior with MessagingCenter
Sending a notification
Subscribing to a notification

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Course Pricing

Choose your training options. Attend a public or private training.

Public Training
  • Training at our center
  • Small class size
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Light lunches
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Private Training - Onsite
  • Training on your site
  • Choose as many delegates as you want
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Customized course content
  • You provide the lunches
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Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Public Training
What is public training

With public training you attend the course with other delegates from other companies at our premises. If you would like private training we can arrange that the training be done at your premises, however, we require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private course.

What is private training

The training runs at your premises or you can come to us. We require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private training.

Refund Policy

Should you not be happy with the training, this should be raised within the first hour of training. We will try to resolve the issue and if we can't we refund 100% your money.

Cancelling Training

You can not cancel the course once you have booked. Please make sure that you have resolved your dates before making a booking. It takes a long time to organise the training, so we will not be able to refund once you book, however we can try to re-schedule the course at a later date for you.

Course Pricing
How much does the course cost?

The course price depends on whether the course will be on your site(private training) or at our offices(public). For a private course we require a minimum of 4 delegates in order to schedule the course.

How long does it take to complete the course

Most of our coruses are offered over 5 days full time, except for the Xamarin Cross Platform Mobile App Development course which is offered over 2 weeks. No part-time courses are offered at the moment.


We don't provide accomodation but we can help you find accomodation close to the center. We can also help you with arranging transport to pick you up from the airport.

Our preferred accomodation provider is AirBnb. We recommmend if its your first time, only book from a Super Host on AirBnB.

Certificate of Completetion

Our mobile app development courses are hands on, for you to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to demonstrate that you have master the concepts during the course by developing a production mobile application and deploying it to the Google Play or Apple store. No certificates of completion will be awarded without proof that you have developed and deployed your app to the relevant store.