Preview: iOS 10 / Xcode 8 / Sierra Support Update 2

We are releasing a new set of preview builds with support for Xcode 8, iOS 10, watchOS3, tvOS 10, and MacOS Sierra. Be sure to check out the supporting documentation on all these products as well. 

NOTE – These builds have been tested against Xcode beta 3 and beta 4. 

There is no target stable date final iOS 10 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 do additional 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. You can also jump into the discussions on the forum thread posted below.


Known Issues 

  • [Xamarin Studio] 42969 – XS device support does not work with simulators or devices with Xcode 8 beta 4.
    • Workaround – Device support can be enabled as noted in comment 5 of the above linked bug.
  • [Xamarin Studio] – 42568 – WatchInterface.storyboard fails to load
  • [Xamarin Studio / Xamarin.VS] 41554 – Debugging on watchOS device/simulator is not supported on these builds.
  • [Xamarin.VS]43097 – watchOS simulator support is not available on this build.
  • [Xamarin.VS]43083 – watchOS apps launch in default mode when executed in notification mode from XS or VS.
  • [Xamarin.iOS] 43102 – Crossplatform application failed to launch on iOS device due to an error ” dyld: Library not loaded: @executable_path/libxamarin-debug.dylib

Products Released

  • Xamarin Studio 6.1.0.5235 [Download]
  • Issues Addressed:
    • 41329 – You will need to  disable, then enable, the ‘Show app on apple watch’ option on iPhone to install WatchKit app on watch device.
  • Xamarin for Visual Studio 99.0.0.3298 [Download]
  • Issues Addressed:
    • 42573 – watchOS projects will not build in Visual Studio with debug device configuration
    • 42647: The Designer is not supported for Visual Studio in this preview.