Xamarin Updater

icelavaicelava USMember ✭✭

So I'm watching this introduction video for Xamarin Live Player, https ://youtu.be/Pz47uh7DukU which states having to grab the Xamarin Updater from Visual Studio Marketplace https ://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Xamarin.XamarinUpdater

I click on the Download button but the page merely keeps reloading itself and nothing else happens. Anybody else encountering this problem?



  • icelavaicelava USMember ✭✭

    Alternatively, I installed Xamarin Updater from within Visual Studio itself with its Extensions and Updates interface. Initially when I tried that, I couldn't find Xamarin Updater, but subsequently I did find it.

    Although, right now I don't see anything special > No Live Player target device to deploy to.

  • RobertDurfeeRobertDurfee USMember ✭✭

    I think you only need the Updater if you want to switch to the Beta or Alpha channels. You don't need it if you're on the latest version of VS 2017, but you do have to go into the Tools > Options and enable Live Player.

    Good luck getting it to actually build and work on a real app :)

  • JamesMontemagnoJamesMontemagno USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, Developer Group Leader Xamurai

    This is no longer needed at all, just standard install and tools > options enable it via docs.

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