Category Archives: Preview

Preview products available for download from a dedicated web page.

Preview Release: 15.7 Preview 2

We are releasing the second preview of our next major release, called 15.7. This release aligns with a new Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview.

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


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 – March 13th 2018

Preview 2 – This Release

Preview: Xcode 9.3 beta 4, iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 Support – Preview 2

Today we are releasing the following builds as Xcode 9.3 Web Preview 2. These versions include preview Xamarin SDK bindings and preview IDE compatibility for Apple’s Xcode 9.3 beta 4 release.

Note that these are  standalone download links that are 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 these versions 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

  • Visual Studio  for Mac 7.4.0.1035
  • Download
  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.9.0.753
  • Download for Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.9.0.753
  • Download for Visual Studio 2015

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 installer .pkg file and run it.
  4. Download the Visual Studio for Mac .dmg file, open it, and copy the .app bundle to a desired install location. For example, you can optionally add this preview version alongside the Stable version of Visual Studio for Mac by copying the .app bundle to a temporary location, renaming it, and then copying it to your Applications directory.

Uninstall steps

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


Installing IDE compatibility for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

  1. Ensure that Visual Studio 2017 is up-to-date at version 15.6 and has the Mobile development with .NET workload installed.
  2. Download the combined IDE compatibility .vsix file. If your web browser saves the file with a .zip extension, rename it back to .vsix after download.
  3. Double-click the .vsix file to launch the VSIX Installer.
  4. Be sure to select only your non-preview instance of Visual Studio 2017 when prompted. (This .vsix package is based on the Xamarin 15.6 release, so it is not fully compatible with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview.)
  5. Click Install, and wait for the VSIX Installer to download and install the components.

Uninstall steps

If you wish to switch back from the Xcode 9.3 beta support previews to the default Xamarin versions bundled in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6:

  1. Navigate to Tools > Extensions and Updates >  Installed.
  2. Locate the Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin (Alpha) item.
  3. Click the Uninstall button.
  4. Close Visual Studio 2017 to allow the VSIX Installer to launch and complete the uninstall process.

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

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 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

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

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.

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.