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Microsoft releases a new update to Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin support for Xcode 10


Microsoft releases a new update (build version: 15.8.5) to Visual Studio 2017. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, upgrade to version 15.8.5 to get the latest changes/fixes part of this build. If you are a Xamarin developer, this build has something new for you.

 

Using this build, you can now build and debug applications targeted for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5. Continue reading to know what are the key fixes part of this build.

 

Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.8.5) is now available for download, with Xamarin support for Xcode 10

 

Download latest version of Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 is the latest version of Visual Studio IDE and comes in three different editions. The different editions of Visual Studio 2017 are: Visual Studio Community 2017, Visual Studio Professional 2017 and Visual Studio Enterprise 2017.

 

If you are an indie developer and/or building open-source projects, you can download Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017 for free. It gives you the total power of the Professional Edition.

 

     👉    Click here to download latest version of Visual Studio 2017

 


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What's new in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8.5?

Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin now supports Xcode 10, which will allow you to build and debug applications targeted for iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. The iOS 12 provides the next generation of existing features. It also introduces some new features for seamlessly integrating security features for strong usernames and passwords.

 

What are the top issues fixed in Visual Studio 2017?

  • Debugger tooltip does not expand in Xamarin.iOS debugging session [ ^ ].
  • Debugger won't let me leave execution point (Android) [ ^ ].
  • After updating to 15.8.1, data tip does not show when debugging [ ^ ].
  • Debugger data tip does not expand [Editor] [ ^ ].
  • Exception:MSB0001: Internal MSBuild Error: Already registered for build-time [ ^ ].
  • Wrong path to resource in manifest for ClickOnce after upgrading to VS 15.8.1 [ ^ ].
  • ClickOnce Manifest error in 15.8 [ ^ ].
  • ClickOnce Publish is missing certain references [ ^ ].
  • ClickOnce: Language file copied to wrong location [ ^ ].
  • Reference missing in the ClickOnce publish folder [ ^ ].
  • Compiling non-.NET SDK style F# projects results in an internal MSBuild error unless MSBuild parallelism is set to 1 [ ^ ].
  • F# is not NGEN'd in Visual Studio [ ^ ].
  • F# deploys the FSharp.Core 4.5.0.0 binary in the 4.4.3.0 location [ ^ ].

 

Source: Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes

 

 


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