Preview: iOS Simulator (For Windows) update 3

We are releasing our third preview of the iOS Simulator for Xamarin.VS. The remoted iOS Simulator provides you with a way to test and debug iOS apps on the simulator entirely from Visual Studio on Windows.

Known Issues

  • Non-public Bug 41620: “The device … was not found” if Xcode path setting is blank (it is blank by default).
    • Workaround – Set the Xcode path explicitly under Tools > Options > Xamarin > iOS Settings > Xcode path.
  • Non-public Bug 42719: Foundation.NSErrorException: Exception of type ‘Foundation.NSErrorException’ was thrown while launching Simulators. Workaround is to kill csproxy (server process) in build host and redeploy on simulator.

Products Released

  • iOS Simulator (for Windows) [Win VS Download]
    • Release Notes
    • Issues Addressed:
      • 41626 – Xamarin.Forms.Portable app not deploying or launching on iOS Simulator
    • New Features:
      • Support for stylus translating to pencil input has been added
      • A dialog is shown when sim starts and include an update status
      • Fixed an issue preventing the simulator from starting using usernames with spaces in them