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    Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

    I was wondering if it's possible to develop Mobile Apps w/Visual Studio 2017 Community edition? If so, can Android apps be developed with it?

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    Re: Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

    The community edition includes Xamarin and Apache Cordova support so the answer is "yes".

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    Re: Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

    I don't have Community installed but, as far as I'm aware, it offers pretty much all the same options as Professional. You should run the Visual Studio Installer and click the Modify button if VS is already installed. That will show you the Workloads available by default, where a workload is a number of components for installation together that are required for a general area of development. For me, Mobile & Gaming is the third section and it includes five workloads, two of which are probably relevant to you. There's 'Mobile development with .NET', which means using C# and Xamarin, and also 'Mobile development with JavaScript', which means using Cordova. There may also be some other options from third-parties that can install into VS, but I'm not aware of any specifically.
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    Re: Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

    Thanks guys...appreciate your responses.
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    Re: Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

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    There's 'Mobile development with .NET', which means using C# and Xamarin, and also 'Mobile development with JavaScript', which means using Cordova.
    To be clear if you specifically want to develop native android apps then you will need to use Xamarin.

    That doesn't necessarily mean its better or worse than Cordova just that Cordova does not create native apps
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    Re: Developing Mobile Apps w/VS 2017 Community edition?

    Got it...thanks!
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