Category Archives: Xamarin.Mac

Preview Release: 15.7 Preview 5

We are releasing the fifth preview of our next major release, called 15.7. This release aligns with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 5 and 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 – March 21st 2018

Preview 3 – April 9th 2018

Preview 4 – April 18th 2018

Preview 5 – This Release

Preview Release: 15.7 Preview 4

We are releasing the fourth preview of our next major release, called 15.7. This release aligns with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 4 and 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 – March 21st 2018

Preview 3 – April 9th 2018

Preview 4 – This Release

Preview Release: 15.7 Preview 3

On Friday of last week (April 6th 2018), we released the third preview of our next major release, called 15.7. This release aligns with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 3 and 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.

Note that this third preview does not yet include the Xcode 9.3 compatibility available in the Xamarin 15.6.5 release. Xcode 9.3 compatibility will be included in the next preview version.

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 – March 21st 2018

Preview 3 – This Release

Technical Bulletin: Xcode 9.3

As announced on Apple’s developer news site, Apple has just released Xcode 9.3 final.

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.

For users who are planning to update to Xcode 9.3, note that this new version requires macOS High Sierra 10.13.

Update April 3: The Xamarin 15.6.5 release has now been published with SDK bindings and IDE compatibility for the Xcode 9.3 release.


Xcode 9.3 Support Preview Release History

Preview 2 – March 15, 2018

Preview 1 – February 15, 2018

Release: 15.6.3 Servicing Release

We are publishing a servicing release for our current major release called 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


Installing


Previous Versions

Using the latest versions is recommended. The previous versions of the Xamarin packages from the Xamarin 15.6 release are listed below for reference.

  • For Mac the previous versions are:
    • Xamarin.Android 8.2.0.15 (d15-6 branch)
    • Xamarin.iOS 11.8.0.20  (d15-6 branch)
    • Xamarin.Mac 4.2.0.20  (d15-6 branch)
    • Mono Framework 5.8.0.129, Mono Project download archive

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 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.