This week, Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 Preview 2 was released, bringing several new features and improvements for Xamarin Developers including Xamarin Hot Restart, Android apply changes, faster Android startup, XAML online documentation, and more!
Today at .NET Conf 2019, we shared some exciting announcements for Xamarin and Visual Studio developers, enabling you to be more productive and use the full power, performance, and capabilities of iOS/Android in your applications.
Today at .NET Conf 2019, we announced Xamarin Hot Restart which enables you to test changes made to your app, including multi-file code edits, resources, and references, using a much faster build and deploy cycle.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 released with major productivity enhancements: XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, improvements to the XAML Previewer, along with support for the latest Android Q APIs.
Today at Xamarin Developer Summit, we announced XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which enables you to make changes to your XAML UI and see them reflected live, without requiring another build and deploy. Learn More!
Xamarin Developer Summit is a two-day conference in Houston, TX. USA packed with TONS of amazing sessions and workshops for Xamarin developers. Don't worry if you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy the conference remotely through our Xamarin Live broadcasts! Learn more...
One of our current focus areas in Xamarin.Android is build performance and reducing the multidex count. Developer productivity is directly impacted by the "inner dev loop": the time it takes to make a small code change and see the result on a device or emulator. Performance is a feature!
Today, we are happy to announce the release of all Xamarin API documentation as Open Source. Additionally, we have moved the hosting of Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Mac, and SkiaSharp from their old Xamarin home to docs.microsoft.com.
Visual Studio 2019 is the next major version of Visual Studio which is now generally available (GA)! With this version, there is a lot to love. From a real-time collaboration with colleagues using Visual Studio Live Share to the new Visual Studio start window as well as delights like per-monitor DPI support and improved debug capabilities. We believe this is the best release of Visual Studio yet!
Introducing Xamarin.Essentials 1.1.0! Xamarin.Essentials’ built-in Accelerometer API now gives you ability to detect shake movement, Geolocation API detects mock locations, and the Browser API now supports more customization.