Android App Development with MonoDroid using .NET framework in Visual Studio
Many Java programmers are targeting the platform now days. There are good documentations available for the Java developers on the internet. But what if you don’t know Java and are expert in C# .NET. ?? It is so boring, isn’t it? You have spent a lot of time in .NET so switching to Java is not so good idea. You are familiar with Visual Studio and each of its component and toolbox so, learning Eclipse waste your significant time. Now all you want is use your skill in .NET and build android app so that without knowledge in Java and Eclipse you can make your application in a platform you are familiar with. If you have similar problem, don’t worry :), here is the solution.
- A plugin to Visual Studio 2010 which support developer to deploy app in Emulator as well as physical devices.
- The mono runtime.
- And large numbers of libraries that integrate .NET with android and Java APIs
You can download this Mono for android trial version here. Go to the link and choose the Mono for android for windows. Then installer downloading process automatically begins. In my next article, I will discuss how to configure MonoDroid in Visual Studio 2010.