Anyone using Xamarin product with Runtime SDK?

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02-25-2013 08:12 PM
EricDaniel
Occasional Contributor III
Xamarin seems to possibly have the best cross-platform development tools allowing the ability to reuse the same C# code across iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows RT and still utilize native UI tools for each platform.  I'm curious if anyone has any experience utilizing the Xamarin SDK with the ArcGIS Runtime?  And if so have you had any issues or concerns with using the product? 

Looks it's a pretty popular idea on the ideas.arcgis.com site with a combined of 3 related posts with a combined points total of 170 points. 

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087E00000004GV8IAM

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=08730000000bxPrAAI

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087E00000004VjaIAE
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AlPascual
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Xamarin seems to possibly have the best cross-platform development tools allowing the ability to reuse the same C# code across iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows RT and still utilize native UI tools for each platform.  I'm curious if anyone has any experience utilizing the Xamarin SDK with the ArcGIS Runtime?  And if so have you had any issues or concerns with using the product? 

Looks it's a pretty popular idea on the ideas.arcgis.com site with a combined of 3 related posts with a combined points total of 170 points. 

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087E00000004GV8IAM

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=08730000000bxPrAAI

http://ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087E00000004VjaIAE


Yes you can use Monotouch with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS. This thread tells you how: http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/52902-ArcGIS-Mobile-iOS-and-monotouch?highlight=monotouch

Hope this helps

Cheers
Al
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EricDaniel
Occasional Contributor III
Thanks Al.  From your experience with the the Xamarin/MonoTouch product do you see any negatives or issues with using it vs. Objective C?
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VernonChin
New Contributor II
Hello,

I am starting to attempt this right now, but fairly new to iOS development.  Does anyone have success with binding the current Runtime SDK (10.1.1 / 10.2) ?

Minor differences on inspection: it appears that with the new runtime there is no library (.a) file, but there is a large ~500Mb file in the SDK install directory, and ArcGIS now appears to be accessed as a framework (?)

I will gladly post any successful results and samples.  Collaborators Help!

Regards,
Vernon
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