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Xamarin - Do you know the stuff to install?
  v2.0 Posted at 14/12/2016 1:56 AM by Tiago Araujo
​Installing Visual Studio is not enough.... There is another 2 hours plus of downloading and installing to get to your first successful Xamarin hello world app.

Step 1

Install VS 2015 + the Xamarin extension:  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt613162.aspx

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Figure: You need "C#/.NET (Xamarin v4.1.0)

Note: Xamarin Studio doesn't exist on the PC anymore.

Step 2 - Android SDK Manager (about 2 hours)

This one is painful...

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Then get all the ones that say "Installed" :

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Step 3 - "Manage NuGet Packages for Solution" (about 30 minutes) 

Create a Blank App (xamarin.Forms Portable) project (this way it will trigger grabbing all extra stuff).
Check and ensure Nuget Packages are up to date .

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Step 4 - run the app

Actually run the application you’ve created. Ensure it builds. It won't =D well first time it often won't, if it does then congratulations you have got everything!

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