Preview Release: 15.5 Preview 4

We are releasing an updated preview of our next major release, called 15.5. This release aligns with a new Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview and the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Preview.

As this is a preview release, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.

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.

Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release. The release notes for some products are not yet available, but they will be published as soon as possible.


Products Released

  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.0.32

Installing

You can switch back to the non-preview versions at any time by launching your side-by-side non-preview installation of Visual Studio 2017 and switching to the Stable updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin.


15.5 Release History

Preview 1 – October 11, 2017

Preview 2 – October 23, 2017

Preview 3 – November 6, 2017

Preview 4 – This release.

Release: 15.4.3 with Xcode 9.1 Support

We are publishing an update for our current major release called 15.4. This update adds SDK bindings and IDE compatibility for Apple’s Xcode 9.1 release.

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

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.

  • Forum Thread – 15.4.3 Release

Bug reports are also welcome. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.


Products Released

  • Visual Studio for Mac 7.2.2.11
  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.7.10.38

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.4.2 release are listed below for reference.

Preview Release: 15.5 Preview 3

We are releasing an updated preview of our next major release, called 15.5. This release aligns with a new Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview and the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Preview.

As this is a preview release, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.

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.

Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release. The release notes for some products are not yet available, but they will be published as soon as possible.


Products Released

  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.0.22

Installing

You can switch back to the non-preview versions at any time by launching your side-by-side non-preview installation of Visual Studio 2017 and switching to the Stable updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin.


15.5 Release History

Preview 1 – October 11, 2017

Preview 2 – October 23, 2017

Preview 3 – This release.

Release: 15.4.2 Servicing Release

We are publishing a servicing release for our current major release called 15.4.

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

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.

Bug reports are also welcome. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.


Products Released

  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.1.3.108

Included Fixes

This release focuses on a few issues from the Xamarin 15.4 release:

  • 60080 [Xamarin.Android, Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin] – Hang (pause, freeze) when opening or working on a solution that contains an Android project, during background Xamarin.Android “GetAdditionalResourcesFromAssemblies” Task.
  • 60069 [Xamarin.Android] – Build.getSerial is not bound in Android API 26, causes conflict with Build.Serial, which is now deprecated
  • Developer Community 87877 [Visual Studio for Mac Tools for Xamarin, Xamarin.iOS] – Blank dialog shown for Project Options > iOS Bundle Signing if Xamarin.Mac is not installed.
  • 59302 [Mono Framework, Xamarin.UITest] – Xamarin.UITest 2.1.3 with Mono 5.4 is throwing exception “Length cannot be less than zero”.
  • 59822 [Xamarin.Android] – “The “LinkAssemblies” task failed unexpectedly” when attempting to build an F# Android project that references a .NET Standard library.
  • 60124 [Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin, Xamarin.iOS] – “AssetCatalogFlavoredProject … Could not load asset catalogs” when trying to edit asset catalogs.
  • 60195 [Visual Studio for Mac Tools for Xamarin, Xamarin.Android] – “Error registering with Google Play” when attempting to use Preferences > Publishing > Google Play Accounts > Register Account.
  • 59364 and 60233  [Mono Framework] – “Assertion at dynamic-image.c:209, condition `prev == MONO_HANDLE_RAW (obj)’ not met”, when running IronPython scripts on desktop Mono for example.

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages from the Xamarin 15.4 release are listed below for reference.

SERVICE RELEASE: XAMARIN.FORMS 2.4.0.38779

We have published a service release for our latest stable release of Xamarin.Forms. Version 2.4.0.38779 is now available on NuGet.

For full details, read the release notes.

Highlights

  • Builds are now generated from Visual Studio Team Services and adopt a new build number
  • Additional Tap Gesture improvements for Android
  • Fixed Null Reference Exception in LoadApplication in FormsAppCompatActivity

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Preview Release: 15.5 Preview 2

We are releasing an updated preview of our next major release, called 15.5. This release aligns with a new Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview and the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Preview.

As this is a preview release, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.

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.

Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release. The release notes for some products are not yet available, but they will be published as soon as possible.


Products Released

  • Visual Studio for Mac 7.3.0.708
  • Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.671
  • Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin (not yet published)
  • Release Notes
  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.0.17

Installing

You can switch back to the non-preview versions at any time by launching your side-by-side non-preview installation of Visual Studio 2017 and switching to the Stable updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin.


15.5 Release History

Preview 1 – October 11, 2017

Preview 2 – This Release!

Service Release: Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0.18342

We have published a service release for our latest stable release of Xamarin.Forms, version 2.4.0.18342 now on NuGet.

For full details, read the release notes.

Highlights

  • Builds are now generated from Visual Studio Team Services and adopt a new build number
  • Tap Gesture improvements for Android API 23 applications
  • Corrected Android material design issue on Button
  • Additional regression fixes

Discuss this post on the Xamarin Forums

Preview: Xcode 9.1 Beta 2, iOS 11.1 Support – Preview 1

Today we are releasing the following builds as Xcode 9.1 Web Preview 1. These versions include preview Xamarin SDK bindings and preview IDE compatibility for Apple’s Xcode 9.1 beta 2 release.

Note that this is a standalone download link that is not yet published in the Visual Studio for Mac updater channels. As a result, Visual Studio for Mac will offer an “update” back to the current published updater channel versions when you have this version installed. You will need to disregard that notification if you wish to keep using this Xcode 9.1 support preview. The Xcode 9.1 features will be added to the updater channels in the future, after Apple publishes the first non-preview version of Xcode 9.1 to the App Store.

Any bug reports about these preview Xamarin bindings are much appreciated!


Products Released


Installing on Mac

  1. Ensure you are up-to-date with the current Visual Studio for Mac Stable updater channel versions.
  2. Ensure you have the Xcode 9.1 beta 2 version installed from Apple. You can optionally install this beta version alongside your non-beta Xcode.
  3. Download the Xamarin.iOS installer .pkg file and run it.

Uninstall steps

Navigate to Visual Studio > Check for Updates, and install the current Xamarin.iOS version from the Stable updater channel.