Can I build to Windows desktop from Xamarin Studio OSX?

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  • adamkempadamkemp USInsider, Developer Group Leader mod

    No.

  • PierPier MXMember

    Can I open my Xamarin Sutdio project in Windows and just compile there to an .exe?

  • adamkempadamkemp USInsider, Developer Group Leader mod

    It sounds like you're hoping to build a Windows application using Xamarin. You can't do that. The .exe built by Xamarin is not a runnable Windows executable. It happens to use the PE format because that's what .Net uses, but there's a lot more to a Windows application than the executable format.

    If you want to build a windows application using C# then you should look into WPF.

  • PierPier MXMember

    Thanks, I don't know much about Windows (I'm an OSX guy) and I was just curious.

  • HelenSternHelenStern CAMember

    Hi Pier,

    I have some good news for you. Yes you can build to Windows desktop from Xamarin Studio OSX! There is a cross platform .NET UI (NOV) that you can use and develop your application on the Mac. Then you simply need to recompile on Windows and it will be working :-)

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