Absolute basics of Styling your Xamarin Forms Android app

So, you have a Xamarin Forms app including Android.

How do you modify the theme? Where to start?

Lots of advice out there, but in some ways that makes it hard. Of course I am going to add to that malaise with this small tidd-bit:

Basically: even though it looks obvious you Don’t change it here:

A Xamarin equivalent to “Don’t press this button”

You change it here:

Oh, of COURSE. Why didn’t I see that before…

This way will, in my opinion, save you much angst. You see, I got many errors trying to go the other way (even on a super simple base app) and also this gives you extensiblity in the future with it’s simple base template.

More about hemes in Xamarin can be found here: