Preview Release: 15.6 Preview 2

We are releasing a preview of our next major release, called 15.6. This release aligns with a new Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview and the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview.

As this is a preview release, 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.

Bug reports are welcome for any additional issues.


Products Released

  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.3.5

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.


15.6 Release History

Preview 2 – This Release

Release: 15.5.3 Servicing Release

We are publishing a servicing release for our current major release called 15.5.

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

Bug reports are welcome. If you see any new issue with these versions, please file a report.


Products Released


Included Fixes

This release focuses on a few issues from the Xamarin 15.5 release:

  • Bugzilla 60625 [Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Mac] – “Assertion at … local-propagation.c:562, condition `ins->opcode > MONO_CEE_LAST’ not met” in apps that use strings in fixed expressions if compiled with a recent version of Roslyn.
  • Bugzilla 60963 [Xamarin Profiler] – “Sorry, something went wrong trying to run … Runtime installed on device … is too old” when attempting to profile Android applications on API 26 (Oreo 8.0) (and newer) devices and emulators .
  • [Xamarin Profiler] – iOS apps get launched on both the Remoted iOS Simulator and the non-remoted simulator when the Remoted iOS Simulator setting is disabled.
  • [Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin] – Visual Studio crashes due to a UI exception in some scenarios when using the Xamarin.Android Archive Manager.
  • [Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin] – Update the project templates to the latest version of Xamarin.Forms.

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.5.2 release are listed below for reference.

  • For Mac the previous versions are:

Release: 15.5.2 Servicing Release

We are publishing a servicing release for our current major release called 15.5.

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

Bug reports are welcome. If you see any new issue with these versions, please file a report.


Products Released


Included Fixes

This release focuses on a few issues from the Xamarin 15.5 release:

  • Developer Community 155693 [Xamarin.Android] – “error while writing anim: obj\Debug\android\bin\classes\android\support\design\R$anim.class (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process)” build error due to locked file when attempting to build.
  • Developer Community 160124 [Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin] (fix for certain scenarios) – “The ‘MonoAndroidDesignerPackage’ package did not load correctly” Visual Studio extension initialization error dialog when attempting to use the Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin. The fix in this release addresses scenarios where the problem occurred when the designer extension was being loaded before other Xamarin extensions.
  • [Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin] – The new Android SDK Manager shows a blank location although the Android SDK is installed.
  • [Visual Studio 2017 installer with the Xamarin workload] – “Android SDK setup (API level 25)” and “Google Android Emulator (API Level 25)” components get uninstalled in certain update scenarios due to a switch from being marked as required to optional. The components have been set back to required for now.
  • [Visual Studio for Mac Tools for Xamarin] – Xamarin.Forms F# template project references an earlier version of the Xamarin.Forms package.

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.5.1 release are listed below for reference.

  • For Mac the previous versions are:
    • Visual Studio for Mac 7.3.0.799
    • Xamarin.Android 8.1.0.24

Release: 15.5.1 with Xcode 9.2 Support

We are publishing an update for our current major release called 15.5. This update adds SDK bindings and IDE compatibility for Apple’s Xcode 9.2 release. This release aligns with a new version of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac and Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.1.

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

  • Visual Studio for Mac 7.3.0.799
  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.754
  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.2.32

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.5 release are listed below for reference.

  • For Mac the previous versions are:
    • Xamarin.iOS 11.4.0.214
    • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.0.32

Technical Bulletin: Xcode 9.2

As announced on Apple’s developer news site, Apple released Xcode 9.2 final on December 4.

The Xamarin team is proceeding as usual to test for compatibility and publish updated versions of Xamarin.iOS and the Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin to align with the new version of Xcode. Keep an eye on this blog for status updates.

Release: 15.5

We are publishing our next major release, called 15.5. This release aligns with a new version of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac and Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.

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 Profiler 1.6.0.25 (Mac), 1.6.0.21 (Windows)
  • (The build number on Mac is higher due to a Mac-specific bug fix.)
  • Release Notes
  • 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.


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages from the Xamarin 15.4.3 release are listed below for reference.

Preview Release: 15.5 Preview 5

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.

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.


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 – November 14, 2017

Preview 5 – This release.

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.

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.