Xamarin.Forms code samples
The samples in this repository demonstrate how to use different aspects of Xamarin.Forms to build cross-platform apps for iOS, Android, and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Please visit Microsoft code sample browser to download individual samples.
For additional platform support, visit the following forks:
- Tizen: https://github.com/Samsung/xamarin-forms-samples
- GTK#: https://github.com/jsuarezruiz/xamarin-forms-samples/tree/gtk
See the license file and any additional license information attached to each sample.
Sample submission guidelines
This repository welcomes contributions and suggestions. If you want to create a new sample, you need to work with an employee to help bring the new sample into the repository. Start by raising a GitHub issue in this repository that outlines your proposed sample. Please note that samples in the
master branch of this repository shouldn't rely on preview or pre-release NuGet packages.
The Xamarin.Forms samples in the Microsoft samples browser are sourced from this repository. Samples need to comply with the following requirements:
Screenshots - a folder called Screenshots that has at least one screen shot of the sample on each platform (preferably a screen shot for every page or every major piece of functionality). For an example of this, see TodoREST.
Readme - a
README.mdfile that explains the sample, and contains metadata to help customers find it. For an example of this, see WebServices/TodoREST. The README file should begin with a YAML header (delimited by
---) with the following keys/values:
name - must begin with
description - brief description of the sample (< 150 chars) that appears in the sample code browser search
page_type - must be the string
languages - coding language/s used in the sample, such as:
products: should be
xamarinfor every sample in this repo
urlFragment: although this can be auto-generated, please supply a value that represents the sample's path in this repo, except directory separators are replaced with dashes (
Here is a working example from WebServices/TodoREST README raw view.
--- name: Xamarin.Forms - TodoREST description: This sample demonstrates a Todo list application where the data is stored and accessed from a RESTful web service. page_type: sample languages: - csharp products: - xamarin urlFragment: webservices-todorest --- # Heading 1 rest of README goes here, including screenshot images and requirements/instructions to get it running
NOTE: This must be valid YAML, so some characters in the name or description will require the entire string to be surrounded by " or ' quotes.
Buildable solution and .csproj file - the project must build and have the appropriate project scaffolding (solution + .csproj files).
This approach ensures that all samples integrate with the Microsoft sample code browser.
If you have any questions, create an issue or ask on the Xamarin Forums.