This article introduces the Telerik UI for Xamarin.Forms Project Wizard. The Project Wizard is a Visual Studio extension that improves the getting started experience for Telerik customers.
It allows customers to select which platform(s) their application targets and the wizard will automatically reference all required Telerik binaries and packages.
With the official Q2 2016 release the Project Wizard is included in the automatic installation of the Telerik UI for Xamarin.Forms suite of controls. With the minor release R1 2017.1.10301 the Project Wizard is integrated with Visual Studio 2017.
In order to have access to the Project Wizard to Visual Studio, you need to install the Visual Studio extension that is shipped with the default installation of the Telerik UI for Xamarin suite. It can be found in the VSExtensions folder as shown below:
Running the vsix file will install the template and it will be present in the "Extensions and Update" section in Visual Studio:
If you install the Telerik UI for Xamarin suite through the MSI automatic installation, you will be prompted to install the extensions automatically so there will be no need of manually running the .vsix file
In order to create a new solution using the Project Wizard customers should open the New Project dialog window of Visual Studio.
Next users should navigate to Templates -> Visual C# section and the Telerik UI for Xamarin.Forms Project Wizard will be listed there.
Find the template and click OK. This will invoke the Project Wizard. Make your choice and click Finish. Wait until Visual Studio prepares all the projects for you. After the solution is created it should be rebuilt in order to update the Xamarin.Forms NuGet packages.
After rebuilding the solution all packages and binaries will be updated and users will be ready to choose a startup project and deploy it to the targeted platform.