I wanted to follow up and provide the tips & resources that will help you get up and running quickly. First, in case you didn't know where to find it, here is the Microsoft MVP Request Form
to get a DevCraft Complete (you'll also see the three major products you get comped there).
Telerik UI for Xamarin is in the DevCraft license, so once that settled you can update your project's trial DLLs with the dev DLLs (we sometimes refer to the paid license DLLs as "dev"). Okay, now onto the resources.
can help with most getting started and feature usage, but more importantly it has critical information on how to install and use the suite. Due to the sometimes complex nature of the Xamarin works in regards to dependencies, it's good to have a reference on what UI for Xamarin requires
Project Wizard as a resource
One of my favorite features of the Visual Studio Extensions we ship, is the ability to quickly start up a File > New using the Project Wizard
. In under a minute you can have a solution with Android, iOS, WinRT (phone and PC) and UWP with all the required dependencies (nuget and local DLL), renderer attributes and platform specific requirements (e.g. in iOS's AppDelegate you have to new-up the renderers or they'll get optimized out). I highly recommend
using this to create an empty "reference project" that you can go to whenever you need guidance on dependencies.
The QSF Demo
This example app is the demo app we publish to the app stores, it's more focused on UI polish and showcasing certain features. You can find this at C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for Xamarin [version]\QSF
The SDKExamples Demo
This app is more focused on showing you how to use most of the features of each control in certain scenarios.
You can find this app at three locations:
- Xamarin.Forms version
: C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for Xamarin [version]\Examples\XamarinForms
- Xamarin.Android verison:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for Xamarin [version]\Examples\Android
- Xamarin.iOS version:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for Xamarin [version]\Examples\iOS
I hope this information helps, if you do find that you need some assistance or get stuck on something, you have two options:
1 - Open a support ticket
This option opens a support ticket that goes right to the UI for Xamarin support team, it carries a guaranteed response from the support team depending on your current license status
2 - Post in the forums
This option allows the public an opportunity to respond. Although we do monitor the forums and attempt to answer, we don't guarantee a Telerik Support response.
3 - Phone Assistance
If you upgrade your DevCraft Complete to DevCraft Ultimate, you will be able to use Phone Assistance. This service lets you connect right to a Technical Support Engineer and if it cannot be resolved during the call, they can initiate a Priority Support case escalation.
Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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