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Jar Compatability

FilipKFilipK DKMember, University

Hi there. I am an Android developer but very new to Xamarin and c#.
I'm out to investigate if my workplace should start developing app in Xamarin (we develop for IOS, Android and Windows).
I've got Xamarin working fine and done some test apps for Android.
Now I want to investigate how much of our old libarys we can reuse, and I've ran into a lot of complications. So here's my questions.
1) Can all jar files be Java-bounded or is there limitations (besides my incompetence)?
2) Should I use a C# approach to create webservice or is it possible through Java-binded jar files?


  • ChrisHonselaarChrisHonselaar NLBeta ✭✭✭

    1) In principle, yes. But some manual effort and debugging will be involved. There are several options available to you.

    2) Definitely go for the C# approach - for SOAP and/or WCF web services, you can use the normal C# tools to automatically generate proxy code. Much easier than going through jars. For REST-based services, you can use any of the available REST C# libraries, such as RestSharp. C# is an excellent language for accessing web services.

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