Bug 32866 - Xamarin.Forms has no documentation about minimum Android SDK
Summary: Xamarin.Forms has no documentation about minimum Android SDK
Status: RESOLVED ANSWERED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Multi-Platform ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Assignee: bryan costanich
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Reported: 2015-08-07 11:52 UTC by Adam Kemp
Modified: 2015-08-07 13:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Adam Kemp 2015-08-07 11:52:47 UTC
If people need to decide which API they should target for Android using Xamarin.Forms there doesn't seem to be any way to figure out which APIs are supported. There's this discussion (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/comment/55042/#Comment_55042), but according to a comment here (http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/comment/144895#Comment_144895) that discussion may be out of date. I couldn't find anything official. This is important information and should be clearly documented somewhere that is searchable.
Comment 1 CraigD 2015-08-07 12:17:38 UTC
This information is currently available in the Getting Started guide

http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/xamarin-forms/getting-started/hello-xamarin-forms/quickstart/#Requirements

it was moved here when the getting-started doc was added, from the Introduction doc...
http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/xamarin-forms/getting-started/introduction-to-xamarin-forms/
...where it was previously documented.

I can immediately see one improvement that we can make - mentioning the API level *as well as* the version (4.0.3) - but otherwise we'll investigate other options to make this more discoverable.
Comment 2 Adam Kemp 2015-08-07 13:56:18 UTC
I think using the term "minimum API" at least would make it more google-able. Like I said, I tried finding that information, but I couldn't find it. The forums discussion came up in search results, but the getting started doc did not.