Not sure if I'm just missing something or if version has changed, but I'm not finding any project of type "shared" or "shared asset" anywhere in Visual Studio 2013. Running a search with the keyword "share" attached is a screenshot of what I see.
Has it been there before?
There is the Shared Project Reference Manager preview extension ( I had to open it with C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe )https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/315c13a7-2787-4f57-bdf7-adae6ed54450
I've never seen it before, no. Obviously I'm new to Xamarin, just trying everything out. I've got a specific project I'm trying to complete as a test case. I'm using a PCL for shared code right now but it obviously has some limitations, so I'd like to see what the shared option feels like. Nowhere in the documentation am I reading that you're supposed to separately install a project type for shared code.
"Use the Shared Asset Project type to organize your source code"
"The simplest approach to sharing code files is to use a Shared Project (introduced in Xamarin Studio 5 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 2)."
I've got VS13 update 3, I see no "shared asset" project type. All the documentation suggests this project should already be there. The link you reference may work, but I'm wary to pick a different project type than what Xamarin is meant to use for sharing code.
I cant find that project type in Visual Studio 2013 update 3 either, but in the Q&A for the extension I linked it is mentioned that Visual Studio "14" CTP2 has it.
When I used the Shared Project Reference Manager preview extension to create a Shared project and added that as Shared project reference, the generated project files and the reference in the project file were identical in their structure to the shared project and reference you get when creating a Xamarin mobile app with shared assets project.
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