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Beginning Visual Studio for Mac

Build Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin and .NET Core

Authors: Del Sole, Alessandro

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  • Teaches you how to use the powerful and robust Visual Studio integrated development environment on the Mac
  • Shows you how to build mobile applications for Android and iOS and Web applications that run on Windows, Linux, and Mac servers
  • Covers how to build Web applications with Xamarin and .NET Core, two of the hottest developer technologies in the world
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About this book

Quickly learn how to get the most out of the Visual Studio for Mac integrated development environment (IDE). 

Microsoft has invested heavily to deliver their very best development tools and platforms to other operating systems. Visual Studio for Mac is a powerful developer tool that reinforces Microsoft’s “mobile-first”, “cloud-first”, and “any developer, any platform, any device” strategy. With the author's guided expertise and extensive code samples, you will understand how to leverage the most useful tools in Visual Studio for Mac, the code editor, and the powerful debugger. You also will appreciate the author's guidance on collaborating with other team members using integrated tooling for the Git source control engine.

Whether you are a Mac developer interested in cross-platform development or a Windows developer using a Mac, Beginning Visual Studio for Mac will quickly get you up to speed!

What You'll Learn

  • Prepare, configure, and debug in the Mac development environment
  • Create cross-platform mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows with Xamarin and C# in Visual Studio for Mac
  • Build cross-platform Web applications with .NET Core using Visual Studio for Mac
  • Customize your productive and collaborative development environment 

Who This Book Is For

Software developers using a Mac computer who want to build mobile or web applications that run on multiple operating systems

About the authors

Alessandro Del Sole has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2008, and he is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and Microsoft Certified Professional. Awarded MVP of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, he is internationally considered a Visual Studio expert and a .NET authority. He has authored many books on programming with Visual Studio, Xamarin, and .NET, and has blogged and written numerous technical articles about Microsoft developer topics in Italian and English for many developer sites, including MSDN Magazine and the Visual Basic Developer Center from Microsoft. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft technical conferences.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Configuring the Mac Development Machine

    Del Sole, Alessandro

    Pages 3-13

  • Getting Started with the IDE and with Projects

    Del Sole, Alessandro

    Pages 15-85

  • Debugging Applications

    Del Sole, Alessandro

    Pages 87-101

  • Introducing Xamarin

    Del Sole, Alessandro

    Pages 105-110

  • Building Android Applications

    Del Sole, Alessandro

    Pages 111-142

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3033-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3032-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Visual Studio for Mac
Book Subtitle
Build Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin and .NET Core
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alessandro Del Sole
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3033-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3033-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3032-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 345
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 197 illustrations in colour
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