I am pretty new to Xamarin so please excuse me if any questions seem dumb.
I have a UWP (C#/XAML) app and I want to port it to Xamarin mainly to publish it Android and iOS as well.
I have added a Xamarin.Forms project containing UWP, Android, iOS and a shared Xamarin project to my existing VS 2017 UWP solution. I am now in the process of recreating my existing code in the shared Xamarin.Forms project.
I have only recently learned that I can also target other platforms with Xamarin.Forms, namely Tizen and macOS and also that there is or was support for WP8 with or without Silverlight.
I am confused as to the current support status of Windows Phone 8.1 of Xamarin.Forms. Has support for WP 8.1 ended or only for Silverlight? If so, what is the last version to support any kind of Windows Phone 8 development?
Can you have a Visual Studio solution with current Xamarin apps (shared, UWP, iOS, Android) and legacy (WP 8.1) projects to open in VS 2015 (for WP 8.1 compiling and debugging) and VS 2017 (for development and everything else)?
Thank you very much!