Date for   Saturday, April 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, April 5, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Share More Code on iOS, Android, and Windows with Portable Class Libraries

Microsoft’s Portable Class Libraries(PCL) have become an extremely popular way to create true cross platform libraries, that even run on platforms like Android and iOS. PCLs allow you to write all of your logic in one project and compile to one library and then add it to any targeted platforms. As a subset of the .NET framework there are important design and implementation decisions to take into consideration when building and using PCLs. This session will show you how to get the most out of PCL projects, including strategies for structuring cross-platform solutions, and tips for using PCLs to replace your favorite missing .NET features. Take code reuse to the next level with PCLs and Xamarin in your Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows Store apps.

In this session you will learn what Portable Class Libraries are and if you should use Portable Class Libraries by learning the positives and negatives that come along with PCLs. I will walk through getting started creating truly reusable Portable Class Library targeting Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows Store. We we will add new features by writing code once in your PCL and have it available for use on all platforms in C# or VB.NET!


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