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Android meets .NET !!!

It is always fun for me to program in C# (besides C++). If so, how would I feel if I was able to program for Android in C#? You may be wondering what in the world I am talking about. Android development environment is all Java and open source stuff. How could this Microsoft thing fit onto it?
Well, it seems that some clever guys had huddled up and ported Mono for Android, developed .NET libraries for the Android SDK, and also supplemented it with a 'Mono for Android' project template in Visual Studio; and called it mono for android. Thus we end up writing C# code happily for Android.

After a bunch of installations, fire up your Visual Studio (2010) and you should be seeing a new project template 'Mono for Android' under C#.

Create a new 'Mono for Android' project, which by default comes with an activity - C# code.

The project layout for most of the part is similar to the native Android project. The layout resources files are named *.axml, and the strings.xml i…