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Support Xamarin Forms in Android Eumulator #16

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JimSEOW opened this issue May 25, 2017 · 1 comment
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Support Xamarin Forms in Android Eumulator #16

JimSEOW opened this issue May 25, 2017 · 1 comment

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@JimSEOW JimSEOW commented May 25, 2017

To start workbook in Eumulator, we need
var mainActivity = StartedActivities.First();

To initiate Xamarin.Forms in Android, we need
Xamarin.Forms.Forms.Init (context, bundle);

	public class MainActivity : global::Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.FormsAppCompatActivity
	{
		protected override void OnCreate (Bundle bundle)
		{
			TabLayoutResource = Resource.Layout.Tabbar;
			ToolbarResource = Resource.Layout.Toolbar; 

			base.OnCreate (bundle);

			global::Xamarin.Forms.Forms.Init (this, bundle);
			LoadApplication (new App ());
		}
	}

==> Is there a way to make Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android to work in Workbook and Android Emulator???

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@sandyarmstrong sandyarmstrong commented May 25, 2017

Hello Jim. This repository is just for hosting sample Workbooks, not for providing support or filing Workbooks bugs.

You can get Workbooks support here: https://forums.xamarin.com/categories/inspector

That being said, you cannot create subclasses of Java types in Workbooks right now (https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=45382), so you cannot create custom Activity classes.

However, in the case of Xamarin.Forms, if you add the NuGet package to your workbook, the workbook app in the emulator switches over to a Xamarin.Forms Android Activity. You will see it in StartedActivities.

If you have further questions, please follow up in the forums, thanks!

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