Category Archives: Preview

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Preview: Android M Support – 3rd Preview

We are releasing our third preview with support for Google’s Android M SDK. This build supports the Android M Preview 3 released by Google on August 17th.

There is no target stable date for M support at this time, as we have to wait until Google finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we may do additional M preview releases between now and the final Google release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming weeks.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla. You can also jump into the discussions on the forum thread posted below.


Products Released

  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 3.11.1529 [Download]

 

Preview: WatchOS 2.0

We are releasing our first preview with support for Apple’s watchOS 2.0 with new iOS 9 packaging features such as app thinning, on-demand resources, and data asset catalogs.

Note that this preview is not necessary to use new iOS 9 APIs. Those API updates are included in Xamarin.iOS 8.13, which is currently available from the Xamarin alpha channel.

This is an early preview and is still in active development. Not all features are complete and it has not been tested to the same level as our other releases. Nonetheless, if you find any problems that are not listed in the known issues please report them in Bugzilla!


Known Issues 

  • WatchOS 2 apps fail to compile for device. Only simulator is supported in this preview.
  • Debugging watchOS 2 apps is not yet supported.
  • On-demand resources do not load during local development.
  • The Publishing Wizard does not support app thinning.
  • The on-demand resource tags field in the property grid is not updated when the build action is changed.
  • There is no way to set Initial Install and Prefetch resource tags.
  • The UI design for Data Sets in Asset Catalogs is not finalized.
  • If you choose to add a ComplicationController from the project wizard, it will not compile unless you implement its abstract members.
  • iOS projects show an incorrect “incompatible framework” error for the WatchKit app.
  • The iOS Project Options panel for WatchKit app extensions shows several invalid options.
  • The UI incorrectly allows adding source code and assembly references to WatchKit apps. Code must be in the WatchKit extension.

Products Released

 

Preview: Xamarin Profiler 0.21

Xamarin Profiler preview 0.21 is now available for download! There have been a number of fixes since our previous preview, which have been noted below.

Please note that the Mac app bundle has been renamed (from XamarinProfiler.Mac.app to “Xamarin Profiler.app”), so the old version needs to be removed before installing this new update, so that Xamarin Studio prompts the user for the new location.


Issues Addressed

  • 27551 – Tooltips for toolbar buttons should now display until the mouse is no longer hovering over the button.
  • 33197 – Call tree data in the detail pan should no longer be reloaded when clicking the radio button “Invert Call Tree” multiple times.
  • 33356 – Sorting for the “Caller” column in the “Allocations List” view should now function correctly.
  • 33365 – Sorting arrow should now show all columns in the “Summary” and “Allocation List” views.
  • 33187 – “+” icon now properly disabled when all instruments are already selected.
  • 33188 – “+” icon now properly disabled when profiling process is in progress.
  • 31098 – Taking snapshots should now be quicker.
  • 28935 – Profiling process no longer randomly stops on iOS apps.
  • 33364 – “Stack Trace” should now properly display for “Snapshots” view.
  • 31709 – Text is now consistent for “Persistent Objects” checkbox on both Mac and Windows.
  • 31924 – Fixed an issue with Profiler sometimes launching the app in the wrong simulator / not launching at all.

Products Released


As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla. You can also jump into the discussions on the forum thread posted below.

UPDATED – Preview: iOS 9/Xcode 7 Support – 5th Preview

** UPDATE – Xamarin.VS support has now been added to this preview. There is one new known issue with the Xamarin.VS build that has been noted below. **

We are releasing our fifth preview with support for Apple’s iOS9 SDK. These new builds now support Xcode 7 Beta 6 (only on Mac). We will be addressing the known issue as soon as we can, and hope to publish a build next week that both addresses it and adds Xamarin.VS support. We mentioned the same plan for Preview 4, but unfortunately the release timing of Xcode 7 Beta 6 by Apple broke the VS build we had intended to release, and we are working to address that and have a version to add on to this preview (assuming the same does not occur again).

There is no target Stable date for iOS 9 support at this time, as we have to wait until Apple finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we may be doing additional iOS 9 preview releases between now and the final Apple release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming weeks.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin.iOS] – F# Single View template crashes on launch
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – WatchOS 2.0 is not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – New Xcode 7 features are not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – OSX 10.11 is not supported in these builds.
  • ** [Xamarin.VS] – Unable to launch WatchKit application on iOS simulator from Visual Studio. 

Products Released

  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 3.11.1406 [Download]

 

Preview: iOS 9/Xcode 7 Support – 4th Preview (Mac Only)

We are releasing our fourth preview with support for Apple’s iOS9 SDK. This new builds now support Xcode 7 Beta 5 (only on Mac). We will be addressing the known issues as soon as we can, and hope to publish a build later this week that both addresses them and adds Xamarin.VS support.

There is no target Stable date for iOS 9 support at this time, as we have to wait until Apple finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we will be doing many additional iOS 9 preview releases between now and the final Apple release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming months.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin.iOS] – F# Single View template crashes on launch
  • [Xamarin.iOS] – Cross-platform apps crash on simulator
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – WatchOS 2.0 is not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – New Xcode 7 features are not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – OSX 10.11 is not supported in these builds.

Products Released

 

Preview: Xamarin Profiler 0.19

Xamarin Profiler preview 0.19 is now available for download! There have been a number of fixes since our previous preview, which have been noted below.

Please note that the Mac app bundle has been renamed (from XamarinProfiler.Mac.app to “Xamarin Profiler.app”), so the old version needs to be removed before installing this new update, so that Xamarin Studio prompts the user for the new location.


Issues Addressed

  • 31927 – Fixed an issue where the Windows Profiler would sometimes crash when selecting the mlpd-v10 file.
  • 31624 – Fixed an issue where the Mac Profiler would sometimes crash on restart.
  • 32233 – Fixed an issue with the Windows Profiler where the Display tab was not correctly disabled when drilling down the Call Tree data.

Products Released


As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla. You can also jump into the discussions on the forum thread posted below.

Preview: iOS 9/Xcode 7 Support – 3rd Preview

We are releasing our third preview with support for Apple’s iOS9 SDK. Even though we already released a preview earlier this week, these new builds now supports Xcode 7 Beta 4, and we wanted to get them out as fast as possible so that everyone could work with the latest Apple release.

There is no target Stable date for iOS 9 support at this time, as we have to wait until Apple finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we will be doing many additional iOS 9 preview releases between now and the final Apple release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming months.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – WatchOS 2.0 is not supported in these builds (WatchKit is supported, as it has been since Xamarin.iOS 8.9)
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – New Xcode 7 features are not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – OSX 10.11 is not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio] – .ipa file samples from application loader will not always upload successfully.
  • [Xamarin.VS] – WatchKit apps will not build successfully from Xamarin.VS

Products Released

  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 3.11.970 [Download]

 

2nd Alpha Release: Cycle 5 – Service Release 3

We are releasing an updated preview of our next upcoming stable release, dubbed Cycle 5 – Service Release 3, to the Alpha channel. These builds contain additional patches that were not included in the previous alpha.

As this is an Alpha preview, there are still some known issues to be aware of. These are regressions not against the current stable, but against the previous Alpha release. We’re looking to have these fixed in an upcoming preview, but felt they were not severe enough to hold back an Alpha containing fixes people may be waiting on.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin Studio] – Support for projects created with VS 2015 is not included in this build.
  • [Xamarin.iOS] – Xamarin.Forms iOS applications may crash when launching to simulator in release mode.
  • [Xamarin.Android] – API-22 binding is not complete in this build.

Products Released

  • Xamarin.iOS 8.10.4.27
    • Release Notes
    • Forum Thread – Alpha Release: Xamarin.iOS 8.10.4, Cycle 5 – Service Release 3
    • Issues Addressed
      • 26699 – Fixed an issue with AOT assemblies not working correctly with CocosSharp projects .
      • 31846 – Fixed errors caused by casting nfloat to float when using the AOT compiler option –aot-options=-O=float3.
      • 29615 – Fixed an issue with the linker for XML files when using no LLVM.
      • 31582 – Fixed a failure occurring for some operations on ARM7.
  • Mono Framework MDK 4.0.3.19
    • Release Notes
    • Issues Addressed:
      • 30043 – Fixed an exception caused by calling Dispose on FileSystemWatcher.
      • 26205 – Fixed a null reference for some NuGet packages with PCLs generated on Windows.
      • 30929 – Fixed issue with files missing from source distribution.

Upcoming Release Dates

Alpha – July 17th, 2015.

Alpha 2 – July 23rd, 2015.

Beta – Late July

Stable – End of July / Early August

Preview: iOS 9/Xcode 7 Support – 2nd Preview

** UPDATE – A newer Xamarin Studio build has been uploaded as part of this preview to address an issue with Interface.Storyboard rendering issues with the iOS Designer. **

We are releasing our second preview with support for Apple’s iOS9 SDK that works with Xcode 7 Beta 3.  We are aware that Xcode 7 Beta 4 also became available today from Apple. We are digging into it now and hope to have our Beta 4 support either later this week or early next week. In the interim, we still wanted to release our Beta 3 support, as it provides working support for Xamarin.VS, which was not included in our first preview.

There is no target Stable date for iOS 9 support at this time, as we have to wait until Apple finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we will be doing many additional iOS 9 preview releases between now and the final Apple release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming months.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – WatchOS 2.0 is not supported in these builds (WatchKit is supported, as it has been since Xamarin.iOS 8.9)
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – New Xcode 7 features are not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.iOS] – OSX 10.11 is not supported in these builds.
  • [Xamarin Studio] –  .ipa file samples from application loader will not always upload successfully.
  • [Xamarin.VS] – WatchKit apps will not build successfully from Xamarin.VS

Products Released

  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 3.11.753 [Download]

 

Preview: Android M Support – 2nd Preview

We are releasing our second preview with support for Google’s Android M SDK. This build supports the Android M Preview 2 released by Google on July 9th.

There is no target stable date for M support at this time, as we have to wait until Google finalizes and publishes their support before we can release ours. That being said, we may do additional M preview releases between now and the final Google release, so be sure to check back and see if newer versions become available in the coming months.

As with all our preview releases, this is not a product we officially support. If you encounter any issues, we recommend filing a bug in Bugzilla. You can also jump into the discussions on the forum thread posted below.


Known Issues 

  • 31002 – [Xamarin.Studio / Xamarin.VS] – Users will have to manually make sure their minimum SDK version is set to v5.1 (22) or lower, instead of v5.2 (23), in order to deploy to M devices and emulators.

Products Released

  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 3.11.671 [Download]