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.
Introducing the Xamarin Customer Showcase highlighting the amazing work that developers around the world use Xamarin to build beautiful native mobile apps with .NET.
A quick update on libraries and technical work our team has been doing to keep up to date with Google recently updating their APIs across iOS and Android including Google Play services and AndroidX.
MFractor is a powerful Visual Studio for Mac extension that streamlines development of Xamarin applications with handy features like the XAML editor IntelliSense, Image Manger, and Font Importer.