Adding the AppCompat library and other libraries needed for material design, particularly for apps that target pre lollipop devices, Xamarin version.
- [Narrator] When implementing material design…in my Android application,…one of the first things I do…is add the base AppCompat library.…These are available in NuGet and maintained by Xamarin.…I'm in Xamarin Studio with a basic Android project…that I've created to show…how to add the AppCompat libraries.…Let's start by looking at the Android manifest file…found directly under the Properties directory.…The Android Manifest is used…to identify information about the application…and its activities, such as what versions it runs on…and what permissions to enable.…
We'll open the manifest…in Xamarin Studio's graphical helper.…There are two properties…that we are concerned with in particular,…the Target Android Version and the Minimum Android Version.…The Target Android Version…is generally the reference version you are testing to.…I normally leave this at Automatic,…which will set it to the latest SDK installed.…The Minimum Android Version…is the minimum version we can install and run on.…Generally the further back we go…
- Breaking down a material design layout
- Adding AppCompat
- Adding icons and floating action buttons
- Animating the appearance
- Creating a RecyclerView
- Creating a ViewHolder
- Modifying the adapter
- Adding CardView
- Adding transition animations
- Adding a Snackbar
- Working with CoordinatorLayout
Skill Level Intermediate
F# and Xamarin Development Basicswith Rachel Reese56m 43s Intermediate
1. What Is Android Material Design?
2. Implementing Material Design
3. Floating Action Button
View state change animations4m 17s
Next steps1m 40s
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