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Preview Release: 15.7 Preview 1

We are releasing a preview of our next major release, called 15.7. The release aligns with the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview. A corresponding Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview is *not* yet available. Users should continue to use the latest Stable version of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac in combination with these preview versions for now.

This version requires Visual Studio 2017 or higher. Visual Studio 2015 users are encouraged to update to Visual Studio 2017. Users who cannot yet update can continue to use the Xamarin 15.6 Release with Visual Studio 2015.

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 Profiler 1.6.2.126 (Mac), Xamarin Profiler 1.6.2.127 (Windows)
  • Release Notes

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.


15.7 Release History

Preview 1 – This Release

Release: 15.6

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

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

  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.3.15

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages from the Xamarin 15.5.5 release are listed below for reference.

Preview Release: 15.6 Preview 6

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 1.2.3.14

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 – January 10, 2018

Preview 3 – January 25, 2018

Preview 4 – February 7, 2018

Preview 6 – This Release

Preview: Xcode 9.3 beta 2, iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 Support – Preview 1

Today we are releasing the following builds as Xcode 9.3 Web Preview 1. These versions include preview Xamarin SDK bindings and preview IDE compatibility for Apple’s Xcode 9.3 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 9.3 support preview. The Xcode 9.3 features will be added to the updater channels in the future, after Apple publishes the first non-preview version of Xcode 9.3 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 9.3 beta 2 version installed from Apple. You can optionally install this beta version alongside your non-beta Xcode.
  3. Download the Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac 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.


 

Preview Release: 15.6 Preview 4

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 1.2.3.13

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 – January 10, 2018

Preview 3 – January 25, 2018

Preview 4 – This Release

Release: 15.5.5 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 61073 [Xamarin.Android] – “java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn’t find class…” when running on device or emulator after making changes to classes and performing an incremental rebuild.
  • Bugzilla 61002 [Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Mac] – “Cannot access a disposed object. Object name: ‘MobileAuthenticatedStream'” exceptions are left unobserved for canceled web requests, causing those exceptions to start appearing in app error telemetry services.

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.5.3 release are listed below for reference.

  • For Mac the previous versions are:

Preview Release: 15.6 Preview 3

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 Profiler 1.6.1.469 (Mac OS) Xamarin Profiler 1.6.1.468 (Windows)
  • Release Notes
  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.3.12

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 – January 10, 2018

Preview 3 – This Release

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:

Stable Release: 15.3

We are releasing the Stable build of our next major release, called 15.3 to the Beta and Stable channels.

This release is now available as part of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 and in the Stable updater channels for Visual Studio 2017 for Mac and Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015.

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 for Visual Studio 2017 4.6.0.295
  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015 4.6.0.297
  • (The difference in versions is due to a change needed only for Visual Studio 2015 to support the .msi installer used for Visual Studio 2015.)
  • Release Notes

Installing


Previous Versions for Mac-only or Visual Studio 2015

Using the latest versions is recommended. Previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages are listed below for reference. Note that the Visual Studio 2017 for Mac installer automatically checks online for the latest available Stable version to install, so no installation option for a previous version is described at this time.

Previous Versions for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.0

  • For Windows the previous versions and download locations are:

(Note that the previous available version of Visual Studio 2017 is the RTW version 15.0 rather than the 15.3 update to follow the Visual Studio update guidelines.)


15.3 Release Dates

Preview 1 – May 11th, 2017

Preview 2 – June 16th 2017

Preview 3 – June 29th 2017

Preview 4 – July 12th 2017

Preview 5 – July 26th 2017

Preview 6 –  August 1st 2017

Preview 7 – August 3rd 2017

Stable – This Release!