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How do I run the simulator?

I can not choose any simulator from visual studio 2017 for mac to run my application

xcode 9.3.1
visual studio 2017 for mac 7.4
xamarin.mac 4.4
xamarin.ios 11.10


  • DirkWilhelmDirkWilhelm USMember ✭✭✭✭

    Did you install the simulators on your mac?

    XCode -> Preferences -> Components

  • RobertoBrionesRobertoBriones Member ✭✭

    Yes, I have it installed, I can open the simulator with:
    xcode -> Open Developer Tool -> Simulator

    but when I choose where to try or run my iOS application does not give me the option or the simulator that is running or to choose another.
    It's like Visual Studio for Mac did not know that there are simulators installed on the Mac

    The application runs perfect on my iphone but I can not test it on any simulator

  • FabricioBertaniFabricioBertani USMember ✭✭✭

    Did you try to change the option to Debug | IphoneSimulator ?

  • RobertoBrionesRobertoBriones Member ✭✭

    From Visual Studio 2017 for Mac I can not choose that option.

    I can only choose: (Simulator)
    Appstore | IphoneSimulator
    Ad-Hoc | IphoneSimulator

    but in none of those two shows me the list of devices (simulator) available.

    now I will try going back to
    Xcode 9.3
    Command Line Tools (mac 10.13) for xcode 9.3
    Additional Tools for xcode 9.3

  • RobertoBrionesRobertoBriones Member ✭✭

    try going back to the previous version of xcode(9.3), but it still does not work

  • RobertoBrionesRobertoBriones Member ✭✭

    I can only choose connected devices

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