Xamarin September – Setup and Start

Standard

Install

If not done already, visit VisualStudio.com and choose Community 2017 from Download Visual Studio.

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Then on the Thank you for downloading Visual Studio page when the prompt appears, select Run.

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Once downloaded, this should start the Visual Studio Installer, then select Continue to prepare the Installation.

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Once ready then select at least the Mobile development with .NET option from Workloads in the Visual Studio Installer.

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Then also select Universal Windows Platform development option from Workloads in the Visual Studio Installer, then select Install and follow any instructions.

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Start

In Windows 10 choose Start, and then from the Start Menu locate and select Visual Studio 2017

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Once launched, Visual Studio 2017 should appear.

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Guide

In Visual Studio 2017 there is the Menu at the top of the application.

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Below the Menu is the Toolbar, options there including Local Machine to start Debugging

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When an Application is running, options there include Stop to finish Debugging.

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When a Solution or Project is opened or created, and from Solution Explorer when a .cs is selected, then from the Menu choose View and then Open, a Code View is then displayed next to the Solution Explorer in the main part of Visual Studio 2017.

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When a Solution or Project is opened or created, and from Solution Explorer when a .xaml is selected, then from the Menu choose View and then Open, a XAML View is then displayed next to the Solution Explorer in the main part of Visual Studio 2017.

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Mac

If you own a Mac and you have installed the iOS SDK and Apple Xcode IDE you can install the Xamarin.iOS SDK and Visual Studio for Mac you can then follow the following steps on your Windows PC to connect to your Mac using the Xamarin Mac Agent with the following steps:

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