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How to keep VS 2019 and VS for Mac up to date with latest stable?

NealCulinerNealCuliner USBeta ✭✭✭

For years I've just used the Mac and know that's easy to just keep up to date with the latest stable. Now I'm moving my apps to Xamarin Forms and enjoying VS 2019 for my IDE. I have a new Mac Mini I'm using as the paired mac. I'm confused about how to keep things up to date. I can connect in to the Mac Mini and open VS for Mac and update to latest stables but then VS 2019 says there is a Mono mismatch and to install a different version on the Mac Mini.

What is the best practice that I should be following to ensure I always have the latest Xamarin stable when using VS 2019? What do I need to keep updated and where? It's very confusing to have these differences between Windows and macOS.


  • BobWhittenBobWhitten USMember ✭✭

    I'd love to know this too! Seems like there should be a way.

  • JohnHJohnH GBMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you only use VS for Windows, when you update it will also update the paired mac if need be. You shouldn't need to update the mac independently, except maybe for XCode.

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