Xamarin Native template using .NET Standard 1.4 core project
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This is source code of newest Xamarin Native cross-platform app with .NET Standard 1.4 core project Template made by Japan Xamarin User Group.

How to get

Option 1: Clone the Repository (Recommended)

Clone the project on the following location directly:

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#

That is, on a command prompt, you can install the template by the following commands:

cd "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#"
git clone https://github.com/ytabuchi/XamarinNativeNetStandardTemplate.git

After the first installation, you can of course update your copy by git pull and you feel it's easier to update the templates than the other option.

Option 2: Download the ZIP

  • Download XamarinFormsTemplate-master.zip file from GitHub
  • Extract the zip file
  • Move the extracted XamarinNativeNetStandardTemplate-master folder to the following location: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#

How to Use

Select New Project > Visual C# > "Xamarin Native App (JXUG)(Net Standard 1.4)" and OK

New Project


  1. Cannot create Class1.cs in .NET Standard project. Please create cs files. (Sorry, i couldn't fix it.)
  2. Cannot remove NU1603 warning such like below: runtime.native.System.IO.Compression 4.3.0 is depended on runtime.win10-arm64.runtime.native.System.IO.Compression (>= 4.3.0), but runtime.win10-arm64.runtime.native.System.IO.Compression 4.3.0 is not found. It seems nuget issue, so please ignore this warning. Or set Minimum target version to Fall Creators Update (10.0.16299) in Properties dialog of UWP project.
  3. .NET Standard version of core project is 1.4 because UWP does not support .NET Standard 2.0 except newer than Fall Creators Update (10.0.16299). If you want to use .NET Standard 2.0, please set Minimum target version to Fall Creators Update (10.0.16299) in Properties dialog of UWP project.

How to maintenance

MyTemplate.vstemplate located in Root folder is a Master file that is specify each child projects. In each projects folder, there are MyTemplate.vstemplate files. They are the template setting files for each projects.

If Xamarin.Forms will be updated, you can just change the version numbers of each MyTemplate.vstemplate files

There are some macros in the template files. Please see Microsoft document for each meaning.