I posted the following to the Xamarin forums but am not getting any responses. Note that I tried to study your real-world example apps but even they seem to be using the now outdated technology? (I also could not get them to compile...getting errors about the NuGet paths being too long even though I extracted the code to my desktop...not super worried about that now though).
I'm new to Xamarin and want to create a cross-platform app to replace a click-once WinForms app. I have a Sql Azure database that I want to keep using. But the components to use are beyond confusing. I need local (offline) storage of course. Is Microsoft still supporting Mobile? In what seems to be the right approach, I end up at: "app-service-mobile/app-service-mobile-value-prop" (sorry, as a first-time poster I'm not being allowed to publish the full link). At that location I see: "This content has been retired and may not be updated in the future. The product, service, or technology mentioned in this content is no longer supported." And that article was written on 6/25/2019.
So, what is "today's" approach to using an Azure back-end service (and database) + having offline (temporary) storage? I'm new to Sqlite too (but very well versed in Sql Server). Am I now facing a complete "roll my own" solution?
One note, in case it matters, I don't want to use Entity Framework. Staying low level is fine with me (Sql code, etc.).