New to xamarin. Trying to follow xamarin university tutorials. Experienced C#/Visual studio developer.
I am running the VS2017 community edition. I have run the installer and added xamarin forms. When I create a new solution, the project types do not match the tutorials (Tutorials are for VS 2015). After creating a solution, when I try and add a form names "menu.xaml" VS crashes ("could not fine new element in hierarchy...). It seems to be form name dependent. Sometimes it works (for example, if I use Page1, the default).
When it works, after adding the page, it won't compile. Says "the name InitializeCompoent does not exist in current context. This is pretty basic stuff I am trying to do.
I feel like I am missing something (wrong version, missing packages, etc). i am trying to follow the examples from Xamarin University but they don't match and nothing seems to work right. I looked at NuGet package updates, but none seem to apply.