All posts by Brendan Zagaeski

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 2015 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
  • For Windows the previous versions and download locations are:
    • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752

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.

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.

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!