Category Archives: Xamarin.Mac

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.

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!

Beta Release: 15.5 Preview 1

We are releasing the first 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 7.3.0.692
  • Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.599
  • Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin (not yet published)
  • Release Notes
  • Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.0.14

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.


15.5 Release History

Preview 1 – This Release!

Stable Release: 15.4

We are publishing our next 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


Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages from the Xamarin 15.3.5 release are listed below for reference.

Beta Release: 15.4 Preview 4

We are releasing an updated preview of our next major release, called 15.4. This release includes our next preview of Visual Studio for Mac.

Note that in this release of Visual Studio for Mac, the Azure Functions and Xamarin IoT preview features are disabled. These preview features are now available separately via the extension gallery. See the steps under Preview Capabilities on the corresponding Visual Studio blog post for details on how to enable those features.

As this is a preview build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome for these preview versions. 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


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.

Beta Release: 15.4 Preview 3

We are releasing an updated preview of our next major release, called 15.4. This release includes our next preview of Visual Studio for Mac.

Note that in this release of Visual Studio for Mac, the Azure Functions and Xamarin IoT preview features are disabled. These preview features are now available separately via the extension gallery. See the steps under Preview Capabilities on the corresponding Visual Studio blog post for details on how to enable those features.

As this is a preview build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome for these preview versions. 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

  • Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Xamarin 4.7.0.1001
  • Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin 4.7.10.6
  • (The difference in versions is due to a change needed only for Visual Studio 2015.)
  • 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 and Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin.

 

Stable Release: 15.3.4 Servicing Release

We are releasing a service release for our current major release called 15.3 into the Stable channel.

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


Included Fixes

This release focuses on a few issues from the Xamarin 15.3 release:

  • 58226 (non-public) [Xamarin iOS Designer] – “MonoTouch.Design.Client.DesignerRemoteException: System.NotSupportedException: Could not parse xml” when attempting to open a storyboard or .xib file, for example after editing the file with Xcode.
  • Developer Community 89863 [Visual Studio for Mac, Xamarin.iOS] – Crash when attempting to access Preferences > Apple Developer Accounts when Xamarin.Mac is not installed.
  • 58829 [Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS] – Application Output window flooded with “[Mono] worker parking, [Mono] worker unparking” messages when debugging with Android Emulator.
  • 58778 [Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin Profiler] – Xamarin.iOS profiling is unsuccessful when Strip native debugging symbols is enabled.

Other Common Issues from the Xamarin 15.3 Release

In case it might also be useful for reference, here are some other in-progress commonly seen issues being tracked by the Xamarin team from the Xamarin 15.3 release. This list is not exhaustive: It does not include every issue user-submitted issue reported since the time of the Xamarin 15.3 release.

  • 59036 [Xamarin.Android] – ClassNotFoundException when building and running app with Multi-Dex enabled due to missing newline characters in generated multidex.keep file.
    • Possible temporary workaround: Copy the generated multidex.keep file from the obj directory into the top level of the Android app project, add a newline character after each “.class” string, set the build action of the file to MultiDexMainDexList, and rebuild the app.

Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin and Mono packages from the Xamarin 15.3 release are listed below for reference.