Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET / C#

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9781118026434: Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET / C#

A one-of-a-kind book on Android application development with Mono for Android

The wait is over! For the millions of .NET/C# developers who have been eagerly awaiting the book that will guide them through the white-hot field of Android application programming, this is the book. As the first guide to focus on Mono for Android, this must-have resource dives into writing applications against Mono with C# and compiling executables that run on the Android family of devices.

Putting the proven Wrox Professional format into practice, the authors provide you with the knowledge you need to become a successful Android application developer without having to learn another programming language. You'll explore screen controls, UI development, tables and layouts, and MonoDevelop as you become adept at developing Android applications with Mono for Android.

  • Answers the demand for a detailed book on the extraordinarily popular field of Android application development
  • Strengthens your existing skills of writing applications and shows you how to transfer your talents to building Android apps with Mono for Android and .NET/C#
  • Dives into working with data, REST, SOAP, XML, and JSON
  • Discusses how to communicate with other applications, deploy apps, and even make money in the process

Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# gets you up and running with Android app development today.

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Develop Android apps using tools you already know—C# and .NET

Aimed at providing readers with a thorough, reliable resource that guides them through the field of Android application programming, this must-have book shows how to write applications using Mono with C# that run on the Android family of devices. A team of authors provides you with the knowledge you need to become a successful Android application developer without having to learn another programming language. You'll explore screen controls, UI development, tables and layouts, and MonoDevelop as you become adept at planning, building, and developing Android applications with Mono for Android.

Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#:

  • Shows you how to use your existing C# and .NET skills to build Android apps

  • Details optimal ways to work with data and bind data to controls

  • Explains how to program with Android device hardware

  • Dives into working with the file system and application preferences

  • Discusses how to share code between Mono for Android, MonoTouch, and Windows® Phone 7

  • Reveals tips for globalizing your apps with internationalization and localization support

  • Covers development of tablet apps with Android 4

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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About the Author:

Wallace B. McClure is a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and member of the national INETA Speaker's Bureau, and has a popular blog and podcast.

Nathan Blevins is an ASPInsider, a public speaker, and blogs at http://nathanblevins.com.

John J. Croft IV is an author, developer, and senior technical manager for Turner Broadcasting System in Atlanta.

Jonathan Dick develops mobile applications, maintains and contributes to several open source projects for mobile, and blogs about it all at http://redth.info.

Chris Hardy, a Microsoft ASPInsider, is a .NET consultant focusing on MonoTouch and Mono for Android development and tweets @chrisntr.

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