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Azure Mobile Apps: .NET Client SDK

With Azure Mobile Apps you can add a scalable backend to your connected client applications in minutes.

Getting Started

If you are new to Azure Mobile Apps, you can get started by following our tutorials for connecting to your hosted cloud backend with a Xamarin.Forms client or Windows client.

Download Source Code

To get the source code of our SDKs and samples via git just type:

git clone
cd ./azure-mobile-apps-net-client/
git submodule init
git submodule update

Please note that this project uses git submodules which isn't included in the archive if you are using "Download ZIP" button on GitHub.

Supported platforms

  • .NET Standard 1.4
  • Xamarin Android for API 19 through 24 (KitKat through Nougat)
  • Xamarin iOS for iOS versions 8.0 through 10.0
  • Xamarin.Forms (Android, iOS and UWP)
  • Universal Windows Platform

Other versions may work. We do not test them and thus cannot support them.

Change log

Managed Windows Client SDK

Our managed portable library for Window and Xamarin makes it easy to use Azure Mobile Apps from your managed client applications. The Azure Mobile Client SDK is available as a NuGet package or you can download the source using the instructions above.

To learn more about the client library, see How to use the managed client for Azure Mobile Apps.


The SDK requires Visual Studio 2017.

Building and Referencing the SDK

  1. Open the Microsoft.Azure.Mobile.Client.sln solution file in Visual Studio 2017.
  2. Ensure you have connected an iOS Build Agent prior to building
  3. Use Solution -> Restore NuGet Packages...
  4. Press F6 to build the solution.

Running the Unit Tests

The following test suites under the 'unittest' directory contain the unit tests:

  • Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Mobile.platform.Test
  • Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Mobile.SQLiteStore.platform.Test

Mark the appropriate project as the Startup project and run it. The UI will open and then you can run the tests. If in doubt, run the Net 4.6.1 platform locally as a minimal unit test.

Running the E2E Tests

You must have a working test endpoint to run the tests. The test endpoint is not included and may take some time to set up. If you need a working test endpoint, please reach out to us on Twitter or via the GitHub Issues. The Azure Mobile Apps team will run the E2E tests prior to publication.

If you are an Azure Mobile Apps team member, you can set the appropriate e2etest project as active, build, and use a configured endpoint.

Future of Azure Mobile Apps

Microsoft is committed to fully supporting Azure Mobile Apps, including support for the latest OS release, bug fixes, documentation improvements, and community PR reviews. Please note that the product team is not currently investing in any new feature work for Azure Mobile Apps. We highly appreciate community contributions to all areas of Azure Mobile Apps.

Useful Resources

Contribute Code or Provide Feedback

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

If you would like to become an active contributor to this project please follow the instructions provided in Microsoft Azure Projects Contribution Guidelines.

If you encounter any bugs with the library please file an issue in the Issues section of the project.

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