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Getting Started with SciChart Xamarin v3

Getting Started with SciChart Xamarin v3

Let’s get started with SciChart Xamarin!

Quickest of the Quick Start Guides

Ok so you’ve downloaded and unzipped the SciChart Xamarin v3 SDK. Great! Now what?

Check out this Quickest of the QuickStart Guide below which shows you how to start a trial, run the Examples Suite, work through the tutorials and see what SciChart can do.

1. Starting a SciChart Xamarin Trial

SciChart is shipped as a Xamarin binding libraries (supporting Xamarin Native) around our Android and iOS Chart Library. As a result, to start a trial on SciChart Xamarin you have to start a trial on both iOS and Android platforms.

To get started, download and install the SciChart Cross Platform Licensing Wizard to your Windows or Mac Desktop.

Next Log in using your username and password (Create one), and click ‘Start Trial’ on the Trials page. Do this for each mobile platform you are developing your Xamarin app for (iOS or Android).

Start a 30-day SciChart iOS or Android Trial (compatible with Xamarin Native) with the Cross Platform Licensing Wizard

Take a moment to start a trial now, so that you can get working as soon as possible.

Note, SciChart iOS licenses also work for Xamarin iOS, and Android licenses work for Xamarin Android. If you have purchased a paid license, then head over to Licensing SciChart iOS or Licensing SciChart Android to learn how to activate and use it.

2. Running the SciChart Xamarin Examples

The SciChart Xamarin SDK features a rich examples suite with over 90+ 2D & 3D Xamarin Chart examples. You can clone the SciChart.Xamarin.Examples from GitHub, or grab the latest SDK from the downloads page and unzip to get started.

Once you’ve downloaded it, there are a few quick steps to get started:

  1. Open the Xamarin.examples.Deploy.sln folder in Visual Studio.
  2. Make sure you add a package source to
    • This is how we distribute nightly builds (major versions are on and you’ll need it to build the Xamarin Examples.
  3. Next, paste in your license keys and build and run the app!
This short 2-minute video shows you how to compile the SciChart Xamarin v3 Examples and include license keys in the app, to run SciChart for Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Android

Note: Performance in the iOS Simulator is much poorer than a device. Try on a real device to see the extreme performance of our iOS/Android 2D & 3D Charts!

3. Creating your First SciChartSurface (Tutorials)

We now have a full set of tutorials online, to walk you through the basics of getting to know SciChart Android. Each Tutorial has an Android Studio project which you can find in SciChart.Xamarin.Examples Github repository.

We recommend to learn SciChart quickly, get through the tutorials as soon as you can, as they will teach you a lot of techniques quickly (Creating a project, series, data, real-time updates, tooltips, zooming, panning, legends, annotations and more).

4. Ok Great! So where is the Documentation?

All of our documentation is online. Please see the following resources to help you get started.

5. Great, But I have a Question about…

We believe you will not find a better-supported Xamarin iOS & Android Chart Library than SciChart!

If you have a question, please try our new full site search engine (top of the page), or, dare we say it, Google! This has been custom-built to search the Forums and Knowledgebase, giving you relevant and accurate search results. There are thousands of pages on the SciChart site with content to search from, so if you have a query about SciChart iOS Tooltips, or SciChart Licensing, just try the search and you should be able to find something useful.

But if that’s not enough, you can Contact us anytime and one of our staff will get back to you. We aim to answer all requests within 1-business day.

During your trial of SciChart Xamarin iOS/Android we will gladly answer your technical questions about the chart. After the trial expires, you may purchase a support subscription to maintain access to technical support & to continue developing with SciChart.

Thanks, and enjoy!
[SciChart Team]

By Andrew Burnett-Thompson | Jan 06, 2020
CEO / Founder of SciChart. Masters (MEng) and PhD in Electronics & Signal Processing.Follow me on LinkedIn for more SciChart content, or twitter at @drandrewbt.

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