Starting a New Project1:37 with Heath Hodgert
While most of us are familiar with creating new projects in Visual Studio, creating a Xamarin project has some decisions that affect how we develop our project.
[MUSIC] 0:00 [SOUND] Let's open up Visual Studio and create a new project. 0:04 On the create New Project dialog, 0:08 you'll find Cross-Platform under the Visual C# section. 0:10 For this course, 0:15 we will pick Cross-Platform App (Xamarin), which gives us a nice starting point. 0:16 We will be building a pizza calculator app, so let's call it PizzaCalculator. 0:21 The New Cross Platform App dialogue has a number of options to choose. 0:29 We want a Blank App, so leave this selected. 0:36 The UI Technology we want is Native. 0:39 Although Xamarin.Forms are great for 0:42 many scenarios, it can increase code sharing and remove most UI-specific code. 0:43 We're not covering Xamarin.Forms in this course because there would be a lot to 0:48 cover and we should understand the basics before adding another framework. 0:51 Choose the Code Sharing Strategy, Portable Class Library, or PCL. 0:56 Later, we'll review the available strategies for 1:01 sharing code across projects and platforms. 1:03 And discuss why we're using a PCL over other options. 1:05 Depending on installed components, 1:10 you may get a dialog to decide which version of Windows 10 you wanna target. 1:11 Just take the default, since we'll not use it in this course. 1:16 You should now see the solution with three projects. 1:25 The shared project and the iOS and Android projects. 1:27 If you have a Windows project, 1:31 you can remove it, since we will not be looking at it in this course. 1:32
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