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How to build a Xamarin.Forms project referring Syncfusion controls in Mobile Center

Platform: Xamarin.Forms |
Control: General

To build Xamarin.Forms application in build center, kindly follow the steps described below.


Connecting to a source repository


To build your application in Mobile Center, you should connect your code repository service (GitHub, Bitbucket, VSTS) account. You can commit your application in any one of the below listed accounts.


  1. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
  2. GitHub
  3. Bitbucket


For more details, we kindly request you to refer the below link.


Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile-center/build/connect 


Restoring private NuGet


To restore NuGet, you should commit NuGet.config file at the root folder of your application in GitHub repository as per the below screenshot.

NuGet config

Your NuGet which you are going to use in your application should have been added as package source in that NuGet.Config file.


NuGet config file with key



Build your application in Mobile Center


Please follow the below steps to know about how to build an application in Mobile Center.

1. Login into your azure account. 


2. Once you logged in, click on Add new app


Build your application in Mobile Center

3. Add the details about your newly created app such as Name, Description, OS, Platform.   


Newly created app


4. You can create application in the OS/Platform which would you like.



If you have created your application in Android OS under Xamarin platform, you can able to build Android platform only. You should create a new application, if you want to run your application in iOS under Xamarin.



Xamarin iOS platform


5. Click the Build option to build an application.   


Build option application

6. You can select any one of the service listed below (Visual Studio Team Services/ GitHub/Bitbucket).


Ex: Connect your GitHub account and choose the repository which you created under your GitHub account. 

 GitHub account and choose the repository

 Syncfusion Project


7. Click on the branch as per the below screenshot. 


master branches


8. Finally, Configure your build.  


Configure your build




9. While configuring the build, you can change the Configuration mode either as Debug or release and Mono version too.



Debug or release and Mono Version


10. Once you done all the above configuration process, just click on the Save & Build option it will start to build your application automatically.


Save and Build option



Please refer the below link to know the brief details about how to build an application in mobile center project.



Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/

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