Today, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of the Xamarin Designer for Android, which makes it incredibly easy for Android developers to visually create beautiful layouts for their applications from directly within Visual Studio and MonoDevelop.
The biggest single complaint we’ve heard about Android development from Mono for Android developers has been the absence of a great Android layout designer. With Xamarin Designer for Android, we’ve delivered the kind of design experience C# developers expect from their favorite IDE. To learn more about the Xamarin Designer, check out our Designer Overview and Designer Walkthrough
Mono for Android 4.2
Beyond Xamarin Designer support, Mono for Android sports many delicious improvements.
Android Java Binding Library project and tool
This release introduces a new project type that enables consumption of Android Java libraries (.jar) from C# assemblies (.dll). For a more in-depth explanation, see the Java Binding Library tutorial.
Graceful Degradation of UI
Mono for Android 4.2 includes bindings to Android’s Support Package, enabling developers to use a selection of Honeycomb APIs on devices running Android Level 4 and greater. Learn more about how to integrate this into your application with our Android Fragments Walkthrough.
Android x86 installs are fully supported by Mono for Android, including support for debugging official Android x86 emulator images from a Mono for Android trial installation. Debugging an app deployed against an x86 image offers much better performance compared to ARM emulator deployments. We also have an article to walk you through Configuring the x86 Emulator.
Additional Mono for Android 4.2 features include a 50% smaller shared runtime, a new device toolbar, non-modal deployment, and integrated logcat for Visual Studio. Even more details can be found in the Mono for Android 4.2 Release Notes
Sources Info: http://blog.xamarin.com
This is your friend ___FLYNN___ “Come find yourself in Android”
Let ACS know what you think, leave Comments Below.
In Android Creative Syndicate’s efforts to provide you, the reader with full and correct information in a timely manner, there is always a possibility of admitting a mistake. If you see anything wrong or incomplete please let ACS know immediately.
Thank you, in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
In Android Creative Syndicate’s effort to provide you with full and correct information in a timely manner, there is always a possibility of admitting a mistake. If you see anything incorrect or incomplete please notify us in the comment section so it may be rectified. Some content, including images and text used in this post are used for demonstration and informational purposes and may be copyrighted. All images, ®, and ™ are copyright their respective owners. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.