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6th April 2013, 07:58 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys, you want to develop android apps too? also you can C#? Then It's good, U don't need JAVA anymore.

Requirements* Working Computer
** Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 / 2012 or XAMARIN or Mono Develop
**Mono Android
**Android SDK
**You should know the C# language
**Gtk for .Net ----- http://www.softpedia.com/get/Program...ies/Gtk-.shtml


Then let's start.......

Installing Android SDK

1- Go to this site
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

2- Download and Install it ----Choose 32-bit or 64-bit ------(If you don't know, Right click on My Computer then properties....see the pic below)

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3- After the installation
Go to start menu----All Programs---Android SDK Tools---SDK Manager

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4- First tick Tools, Extras and install them

5- Install any Android version you want to develop


Creating a AVD Android Virtual Device

1- Go to Start Menu---All Programs---Android SDK Tools--AVD Manager

2- Press New

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3- Give any name you want, but without spaces
Choose the target that you create this AVD to....I chose to Android 2.3.3
Enter the Size of SD card that you want to create
You can customize the resolution
LCD Density/Max VM/Ram size change according to your need

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4- Press Create AVD

5- Just Close it

Installation Mono Android, XAMARIN

1- Download Mono Android 4.2.6...Here is a trial version http://download.xamarin.com/MonoforA....103999197.msi

2- But in order to use it with MVS you need Business Version or Higher, Mod Edit: no cracks..., but If you like it please buy it to support them.

3- If you don't have the Business version of Mono Android then you can download XAMARIN from here....http://xamarin.com/

4- Now you have done all.....

5- Open MVS or XAMARIN, choose new project , Mono for Android then select Android Application, press OK
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6- Start Developing Now and Good LUCK

Happy CODING!

Samples BELOW

If you are satisfy with the cracked ones after you used them, please buy it.
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8th April 2013, 04:33 PM   |  #2  
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Nice guide
will try
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8th April 2013, 05:58 PM   |  #3  
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Nice guide
will try

of course you should
if have any problem, just ask Good Luck
18th April 2013, 11:42 PM   |  #4  
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I'd do it if it didn't cost $300/year for an Indie license if my app get's too large
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This is amazing thing, but if they can make it with VB.net then I will be best app developer for Android
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19th April 2013, 03:13 AM   |  #6  
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Are there any advantages to using this?
19th April 2013, 03:51 AM   |  #7  
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Are there any advantages to using this?

I think.....I saw some comments in somewhere, says that this is better for them than developing with JAVA.
19th April 2013, 10:43 AM   |  #8  
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nice info...


I just started to learn C# =)
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Doesn't this take away the ability to use libraries, and especially hinder the development of a GUI, let alone a nice and extended one?
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Doesn't this take away the ability to use libraries, and especially hinder the development of a GUI, let alone a nice and extended one?

It does take away the ability to use libraries out of the box of course but with some work it's still possible.

Biggest draw back for indies is the license fee as soon as you want to push it to a device. It's only free for emulator deployments :/

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