Monday, October 16, 2017

Jump start your next project with Xamarin.Forms Caliburn.Micro Starter Kit

Hey all! I’ve bundled my walkthrough of setting up a Xamarin.Forms to use Caliburn.Micro for Android, iOS and UWP into a Visual Studio Project Template and made it available in the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery

You can download it directly here, or from within Visual Studio: Tools –> Extensions and Updates –> Online.

Update 10/18/2017:

  • I had to republish the package as a “Tool” because it includes a few code snippets. The VS Gallery doesn’t allow you to change the classification of the VSIX, so I had to republish under a new identifier. You’ll need to uninstall and reinstall the new template.


As a multi-project, it’s very straight forward to use, simply choose File –> New and select “Xamarin.Forms with Caliburn.Micro”


Will create a project with the following structure:


Which, when run (on your platform of choosing) looks like this screenshot below. This is right where we left off from my walk-through earlier this year and is a great starting point for prototyping or building your next app.


Known Issues

  • Windows does not automatically create a signing key and identity for your app. Be sure to edit the UWP manifest and associate with your signing identity.

The source code for the starter kit can be found here. Let me know what you think!

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