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Creating a New Xamarin.Forms App
Getting Started with Xamarin Edition > Creating a New Xamarin.Forms App

This topic demonstrates how to create a new cross platform app in Visual Studio or Visual Studio for MAC. See the System Requirements before proceeding.

To know more about Sharing Code Options in Xamarin, visit:

http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/application_fundamentals/building_cross_platform_applications/sharing_code_options/

Complete the following steps to create a new Xamarin.Forms Portable or Shared App:

  1. Select File | New | Project.
  2. Under Installed templates, select Visual C# | Cross-Platform.
  3. In the center pane, select Cross Platform App (Xamarin).
  4. Add a name for your app and select a location to save it.

  5. Click OK. A New Cross Platform App dialog appears.
  6. Select Blank App from the available templates and choose either Shared Project or Portable Class Library from the Code Sharing Strategy options.
  7. Click OK.

  1. Select New Project.
  2. In the New Project window, select Multiplatform | App.
  3. In the right pane, select Forms App or Blank Forms App, and then click Next.
  4. Enter an App Name for your Forms App.
  5. Click Create to create a new Forms App.

A portable or shared solution comprises the following projects:

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