Stable Release: Cycle 9

We are releasing our next major release, called Cycle 9, to our Stable channels.

Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released


Upgrading and Downgrading

You can install this new version by checking for updates on the Stable updater channel.

You can downgrade back to the previous Cycle 8 Stable versions (from before February 22, 2017) by manually reinstalling each old package. See the “Get the latest stable version of Cycle 8” section on your account page: https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads#cycle8. (If you do not yet have a Xamarin login, you can create one.) If you have any trouble downloading the previous versions from that link, would like to install an even earlier set of versions, or simply would prefer an email with all the installer links you need, feel free to email contact@xamarin.com.


Upcoming Release Dates

RC 1 – 01/10/2017

RC  2 – 01/18/2017

RC 3 – 01/24/2017

RC 4 – 01/31/2017

RC 5 – 02/07/2017

RC 6 – 02/14/2017

Stable – This Release!

Release Candidate: Cycle 9 RC Refresh

We are refreshing our RC builds in the Beta channel for our next major release, called Cycle 9.

As this is an RC build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this RC build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released


Installing the RC and switching back to Stable

You can install this new RC version or switch back to the current Stable version by changing updater channels.


Upcoming Release Dates

RC 1 – 01/10/2017

RC  2 – 01/18/2017

RC 3 – 01/24/2017

RC 4 – 01/31/2017

RC 5 – 02/07/2017

RC 6 – This Release!

Stable – Soon!

Release Candidate: Cycle 9 RC Refresh

We are refreshing our RC builds in the Beta channel for our next major release, called Cycle 9.

As this is an RC build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this RC build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released


Installing the RC and switching back to Stable

You can install this new RC version or switch back to the current Stable version by changing updater channels.


Upcoming Release Dates

RC 1 – 01/10/2017

RC  2 – 01/18/2017

RC 3 – 01/24/2017

RC 4 – 01/31/2017

RC 5 – This Release!

Stable – Soon!

Pre-release: Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4.192-pre2

We’ve pushed Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4.192-pre2 to NuGet. To install the pre-release, check the pre-release option in your NuGet package manager and install this version.

If you’ve got a bug to report, drop us a detailed report here so we can troubleshoot.

Important notes

2.3.4.192-pre2

  • [iOS] redraw Frame on CornerRadius changed (PR)
  • [Android] Add MonoAndroid70 to Forms/Map .nuspec (PR)
  • [Android] Add MonoAndroid70 to Forms/Map .nuspec (PR)
  • 49228 – “XAMLC NRE when x:Static is used on a const defined in seperate assembly” (PR)
  • 51503 – “NullReferenceException and crash on VisualElement finalization.” (PR)
  • 51567 – “XamlC: ”The given key was not present in the dictionary.“ in some xaml files” (PR)
  • 51703 – “MessagingCenter.Unsubscribe unsubbs ALL instances that has subscribed to the message” (PR)

2.3.4.184-pre1

Enhancements

  • [Enhancement][Core] new OnPlatform mechanism (PR)
  • [Enhancement] OnIdiom support for Desktop (UWP) [Breaking change] (PR)
  • [Enhancement] Added CornerRadius property To Frame control (PR)
  • [Enhancement][Android] Show keyboard on app resume if control has focus (PR)
  • [Enhancement] Add extensibility point to load tab icons from another source (PR)
  • [Enhancement] Full feature compatibility with WPF’s Colors class (PR)
  • [Enhancement][iOS] Add Platform Specific feature for setting AdjustsFontSizeToFitWidth on Entry (PR)
  • [Enhancement] Bindable picker (PR)
  • [Enhancement][Core] Add Tizen to TargetPlatform (PR)
  • [Enhancement][Android] Enable 24-hr formatting for Android TimePicker (PR)

Other Changes

  • [Core] Avoid duplicating code in OnPlatform (PR)
  • [Core] Defer initialization of Application.Properties until first use (PR)
  • [Core] Improve registry startup and lookup performance (PR)
  • [Core] Remove unnecessary string replace in Color.FromHex (PR)
  • [Core] Platform specifics naming adjustments (PR)
  • [Android] Fix NRE in packager dispose (PR)
  • [Android] Don’t create FontExtensions Regex unless/until necessary (PR)
  • [Android] NavigationPageRenderer should not create a Fragment unnecessarily (PR)
  • [Android] Internal keyboard hide/show should handle null views (PR)
  • [Android] Prevent crash in event when renderer is null in Layout call. (PR)
  • [Android] Always set a non-null Device.Info (PR)
  • [Android] Make CommitAllowingStateLoss the default for FragmentTransactions (PR)
  • [Android] Set AndroidCodeGenTarget to XAJavaInterop1 (PR)
  • [iOS] Deprecate versions of iOS older than 8 (PR)
  • [iOS] Dispose tap gesture properly in phone master detail renderer (PR)
  • [iOS] Restore old Alert/ActionSheet method for iOS 8 (PR)
  • [iOS] Have PresentAlert hide new window when alert is dismissed (PR)
  • [iOS] Add Platform Specific features for PrefersStatusBarHidden/UIStatusBarAnimation (PR)
  • [iOS] Put the child view underneath the Navigation Bar when translucent (PR)
  • [Windows] Fix Device Style inheritance (PR)
  • [Windows] Modified type cast to appropriate type (PR)
  • [UWP]Track user location when IsShowingUser enabled (PR)
  • [Xaml] use op_implicit defined on Target (PR)
  • [Xaml] change namespace for [XmlnsDef] and make it internal (PR)
  • [Xaml] support arrays as x:Arguments (PR)
  • [Xaml] support short Properties for PropertyCondition (PR)
  • [XamlC] import members on x:Static and factories (PR)
  • [Xamlc] compile data triggers (PR)
  • [Xamlc] remove unused locals (PR)
  • [XamlC] detect duplicate x:Name at compile time (PR)
  • [XamlC] Compile TypeTypeConverter (PR)
  • [XamlC] compiled trigger (PR)
  • [XamlC] Allow compilation of IValueProviders (PR)
  • [XamlC] Optimize stlod ldloc (PR)
  • [XamlC] compile ThicknessTypeConverter (PR)
  • [XamlC] fix loading ulongs, optimize bytecode for longs (PR)
  • [XamlC] Optimize data template IL (PR)
  • [XamlC] support custom markups on ABPs (PR)
  • [XamlC] Type ref tests, and fixes (PR)
  • [XamlC] Compile ContraintTypeConverters (PR)
  • [XamlC] drop ICSharpCode.Decompiler (PR)
  • [XamlC] use correct filePath for XamlC error reporting (PR)
  • [XamlC] TypedBindings, some tests, a compiler, … (PR)
  • [Xaml] more primitive types (PR)
  • [Xaml] cleanup xmlns usage, add XmlnsDefinition (PR)
  • [UITest] Update to UITest 2.0.5 (PR)
  • [Internal] Add sample HanselForms and TwitterDemo to ControlGallery (PR)

Bug Fixes

  • 26104 – “In Android cannot remove the divider line between header and listitems.” (PR)
  • 28650 – “In a Listview on iOS, ”andExpand“ does not expand when text is two lines long” (PR)
  • 28953 – “Device.StartTimer (still) behaves differently on different platforms” (PR)
  • 29110 – “VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Center or CenterAndExpand, of Sliders on Windows Phone does not result in centered display” (PR)
  • 31141 – “Change Entry keyboard type while typing” (PR)
  • 33248 – “Entry.Completed calling Editor.Focus() inserts new line to the focused Editor in iOS” (PR)
  • 36846 – “ActionBar does not dismiss when content which called it is removed” (PR)
  • 38204 – “[iOS] Picker Fires SelectedIndexChanged Early” (PR)
  • 38284 – “when creating a map in iOS, if the map is not visible when the page is created the zoom level is off” (PR)
  • 38723 – “ Update Content in Picker’s SelectedIndexChanged event causes NullReferenceException” (PR)
  • 38989 – “[Android] NullReferenceException when using a custom ViewCellRenderer” (PR)
  • 39359 – “Image View does cache failed HTTP responses” (PR)
  • 39489 – “[iOS] Memory leak when using NavigationPage with Maps” (PR)
  • 40073 – “Toolbar items are not not functioning properly on UWP” (PR)
  • 41054 – “Cannot update Entry.Text from attached Behavior on UWP” (PR)
  • 41415 – “ScrollX and ScrollY values are not consistent with iOS” (PR)
  • 42055 – “[UWP][WinRT] ScrollView/ListView Bottom Cut Off in a Modal Page” (PR)
  • 42264 – “MergedWith doesn’t work at application level” (PR)
  • 42651 – “Pushing a page on the navigation stack while device is rotating crashes the app” (PR)
  • 42926 – “[Android] TableSection without Title is rendered as empty TextCell” (PR)
  • 43313 – “Adding an item to ListView ItemSource has unexpected animation with different height rows and HasUnevenRows is true” (PR)
  • 43429 – “Slider with minimum greater than 0 gets incorrect bound value on Android” (PR)
  • 43469 – “execute await App.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert() twice will crash on UWP real phone” (PR)
  • 43639 – “Maps control does not keep its center when resized” (PR)
  • 43735 – “Multiple Swipe on ContextActions” (PR)
  • 44074 – “OnDetachingFrom for Behavior is never called, therefore memory can leak due to event handlers not being unbound” (PR)
  • 44453 – “[UWP] ToolbarItem Text hard to see when BarTextColor is light” (PR)
  • 44830 – “ListView not consistently focusing at the end of the list.” (PR)
  • 45092 – “Group property of ItemTappedEventArgs can’t be cast to original type, TemplatedItemList, since it is internal. [Breaking change]” (PR)
  • 45593 – “UWP: NavigationPage leaks memory” (PR)
  • 45702 – “Disabling back press on modal page causes app to crash” (PR)
  • 45874 – “Effect not attaching to ScrollView” (PR)
  • 45926 – “MessagingCenter prevents subscriber from being collected” (PR)
  • 46921 – “XAML compiler produces invalid IL for resources using property element syntax, or even attributes” (PR)
  • 47203 – “Remove WeakReference IsAlive true references in XF source code” (PR)
  • 48236 – “BackgroundColor for Stepper behaves differently on iOS to Android and UWP” (PR)
  • 49104 – “Platform-specific IsNavigationBarTranslucent does not work on iOS” (PR)
  • 49307 – “XAML compilation throw exception: System.InvalidProgramException” (PR)
  • 49648 – “Xamarin Forms iOS Effect not called on WebView” (PR)
  • 51142 – “Toolbar not showing when using PushAsync on UWP” (PR)
  • 25677 – “Null reference crash on Amazon Fire TV” (PR)
  • 31422 – “Xamarin Forms Entry control and iOS Keyboard Shortcuts Problem” (PR)
  • 34553 – “Stackoverflow when reordering tabs in a TabbedPage” (PR)
  • 35736 – “Editor text value not updated when focus is lost” (PR)
  • 36802 – “[iOS] UITableViewCellAccessory Partially Hidden When Using RecycleElement” (PR)
  • 37431 – “NavigationRenderer sets Status Bar Style arbitrarily” (PR)
  • 38019 – “Can’t remove title bar in Material design” (PR)
  • 38265 – “Keyboard suggestions on Forms iOS do not function correctly on last word in Entry” (PR)
  • 38777 – “Inserting 10000 items into ListView causes UWP app to exit” (PR)
  • 38948 – “[UWP] ListViewCachingStrategy.RecycleElement Not Working” (PR)
  • 39489 – “[Android] Memory leak when using NavigationPage with Maps” (PR)
  • 40263 – “3-finger tap causes crash” (PR)
  • 40408 – “[Windows RT] On Appearing not run for Tabbed Page and Master Detail Page” (PR)
  • 40722 – “Using FormsAppCompatActivity calls OnDisappearing on device sleep” (PR)
  • 40911 – “NRE with Facebook Login” (PR)
  • 40943 – “On Windows Store 8.1 and Windows UWP, BorderWidth on Button is ignored” (PR)
  • 41219 – “AutomationId is not set to the native controls of a TabbedPages tab items” (PR)
  • 41271 – “[UWP] Memory Leak from ListView in TabbedPage” (PR)
  • 41322 – “OnAppearing/Disappearing triggers for all pages in navigationstack backgrounding/foregrounding app” (PR)
  • 41418 – “Margin inside ScrollView not working properly” (PR)
  • 41535 – “UIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance is set to false.” (PR)
  • 42096 – “[iOS] Entry Text Binding fails when iOS Auto-corrects text when the Entry loses focus (clicking outside of Entry)” (PR)
  • 42100 – “[UWP] Default Button Color is set to Transparent” (PR)
  • 42214 – “Project crashes with NRE in Main.cs – Xamarin Studio” (PR)
  • 42530 – “Entry.Text not updated when modified by iOS Autocorrect, word suggestions, or spellchecker” (PR)
  • 42621 – “iOS: DateTimeOffset doesn’t get correct TimeZone offset when you change the Date TimeZone in System settings” (PR)
  • 42832 – “Scrolling in ListView with active ContextActions causes System.NullReferenceException” (PR)
  • 42883 – “ScrollViewRenderer.OnTouchEvent not being called in when scrollView.Orientation = Horizontal on Android” (PR)
  • 43108 – “android:visibility=”gone“ in Tabbar.axml does not reclaim space” (PR)
  • 43301 – “Error in generated part of xaml page” (PR)
  • 43569 – “ToolbarItem Icon from local file” (PR)
  • 43663 – “PodalPushed and ModalPopped not working on UWP” (PR)
  • 43734 – “[Android AppCompat] TabbedPage tab title cannot be updated” (PR)
  • 43815 – “[Android] App.MainPage incorrect behaviour for view appearing and disappearing” (PR)
  • 44011 – “Error in DatePicker.Date default value” (PR)
  • 44044 – “TabbedPage stealing gestures” (PR)
  • 44160 – “Android/Forms OnDisappearing firing minimized” (PR)
  • 44175 – “NavigationPageRenderer.ctor(IntPtr,JniHandleOwnership) constructor is missing error” (PR)
  • 44461 – “ScrollToPosition.Center works differently on Android and iOS” (PR)
  • 44476 – “[Android] Unwanted margin at top of details page when nested in a NavigationPage” (PR)
  • 44584 – “UWP – Editor: changing the background color will only take effect after the entry gained focus [Breaking change: Editor is now derived from FormsTextBox instead of TextBox]” (PR)
  • 44609 – “Easing.SpringOut not working with TranslateTo” (PR)
  • 44679 – “Error when toggling entry view’s IsPassword property (only on uwp)” (PR)
  • 44777 – “BarTextColor changes color for more than just the Navigation page” (PR)
  • 44803 – “iOS: Device orientation change incorrectly resizes NavigationPage” (PR)
  • 44954 – “[Windows] Toggling IsPassword on Multiple Entries Causes Crash” (PR)
  • 45178 – “ProgressBarRenderer can crash in native.” (PR)
  • 45255 – “[WinRT] Back Button Not Visible If Current Page Does Not Have a Title” (PR)
  • 45725 – “ActivityIndicator color property not working in windows 8.1” (PR)
  • 45743 – “Threading problem with PushAsync() after DisplayAlert() on iOS” (PR)
  • 45835 – “There is a blank space on the screen top on UWP 14393(Windows 10 1607 Mobile)” (PR)
  • 46494 – “Hardware/Software back button from MainPage of type MasterDetail causes ‘java.lang.IllegalStateException: Activity has been destroyed’” (PR)
  • 46630 – “[Xamarin.Forms, Android] Context menu of the Editor control is not working in the ListView” (PR)
  • 46938 – “Toolbar Subtitle Reset When Screen Rotated” (PR)
  • 47637 – “ipad PopToRootAsync crashes with NullPointerException” (PR)

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Beta Release: Cycle 9 RC Refresh Builds

We are refreshing our RC builds in the Beta channel for our next major release, called Cycle 9.

As this is a Beta build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this RC build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released


Installing the Beta and switching back to Stable

You can install this new Beta version or switch back to the current Stable version by changing updater channels.


Upcoming Release Dates

Beta 1 – 01/10/2017

Beta  2 – 01/18/2017

Beta 3 – 01/24/2017

Beta 4 – This Release!

Stable – Soon!

Stable Release: Cycle 8 Service Release 2 Xamarin Studio Refresh

We are releasing an update for Xamarin Studio for Mac in the stable channel for our current release, called Cycle 8.

Please check out the Products Released section below  to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Updating and Downgrading

You can install this new version by checking for updates on the Stable updater channel.

You can downgrade back to the previous Cycle 8 Service Release 1 versions by manually reinstalling each old package. See the KB article on downgrading. If you would prefer an email with any older installer links you need, feel free to write to contact@xamarin.com to request the older versions.

  • For Mac you’ll need: Xamarin Studio.

Products Released

  • Xamarin Studio 6.1.5.0
  • Release Notes
  • Issues Addressed:
    • 40414 – Quick Search does not work

Upcoming Release Dates

Beta  – 12/20/2016

Stable – 12/22/2016

Stable Refresh – This Release!

Beta Release: Cycle 9 RC Refresh Builds

We are refreshing our RC builds in the Beta channel for our next major release, called Cycle 9.

As this is a Beta build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this RC build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released


Installing the Beta and switching back to Stable

You can install this new Beta version or switch back to the current Stable version by changing updater channels.


Upcoming Release Dates

Beta 1 – 01/10/2017

Beta  2 – 01/18/2017

Beta 3 – This Release!

Stable – Soon!

Preview 3 – Visual Studio for Mac

We are releasing our third preview of Visual Studio for Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is an evolution of Xamarin Studio, and includes all the functionality of Xamarin Studio 6.2.

If you already have VS for Mac installed, this udpate will appear in any of the updater channels within the IDE. If you do not yet have a VS for Mac Preview, you can download this newer one here. Future updates will then be available to you through the VS for Mac “Check for Updates” menu option.

Please note that the VS for Mac IDE has it’s own set of updater channels, separate from Xamarin Studio and Xamarin.VS. While the VS for Mac channel list mirrors the other IDEs with Alpha, Beta, and Stable options, it should be noted the same preivew existis in all 3 VS for Mac updater channels, and as this is a preview it is not yet a fully supported product.


Products Released

Web Preview: Xamarin Studio Cycle 8 Service Release 2 (w/ fix for text input in AppleKit entires)

We are releasing a web preview of a newer version of Xamarin Studio, based off the C8SR2 build currently in our Stable channel. This build fixes an issue where text input into AppleKit entries would stop working. We are still testing this internally, but wanted to offer up a web preview now for anyone impacted by the issue. We are hoping to publish these builds to Stable early next week.


Products Released

Beta Release: Cycle 9 RC Refresh Builds

We are refreshing our RC builds in the Beta channel for our next major release, called Cycle 9.

As this is a Beta build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Please note that if you wish to use Xamarin.VS with VS 2012, you should not install this RC build, as it will overwrite that version on your machine.

If you see a behavior that looks suspicious in these versions, and if it isn’t clear whether one of the known issues in the release notes matches the problem, please file a quick bug report to let the team know.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.


Known Issues

For a list of known issues, please refer to the Release Notes for the appropriate product.


Products Released

  • Xamarin Studio (Mac 6.2.0.1757), (Windows 6.2.0.1742)
  • Release Notes

Installing the Beta and switching back to Stable

You can install this new Beta version or switch back to the current Stable version by changing updater channels.


Upcoming Release Dates

Beta 1 – 01/10/2017

Beta  2 – This Release!

Stable – Soon!