Welcome to the Xamarin.Mac Forums and FAQ

ChrisHamonsChrisHamons Chris HamonsUSXamarin Team Xamurai

Welcome to the Xamarin.Mac forum!

This is the place to:

  • Ask and answer questions about how to use Xamarin.Mac and Cocoa APIs
  • Share Xamarin.Mac applications, libraries, and documentation you've written

Things you shouldn't expect:

  • A Xamarin employee response to every post. I spend some spare time answering questions, but this is primarily a community forum.
  • Dedicated support or response times. If you are paying for a business or enterprise license and are blocked, you should be using http://xamarin.com/support

Please try to keep the discussions to one topic per thread!

You're welcome to discuss feature suggestions and bugs here, but to ensure that they get tracked properly, please use:


  • ChrisHamonsChrisHamons Chris Hamons USXamarin Team Xamurai
    edited August 25

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How do I contact somebody at Xamarin for help on an issue that is blocking me?

    A: Follow the instructions at http://xamarin.com/support

    Q: Where is the Xamarin.Mac documentation?

    A: The documentation lives here but we also have a series of sample application here.

    Q: How do I use NSOutlineView or NSTableView? The documentation is difficult to understand.

    A: See the example here.

    Q: How do I do custom rendering to the screen / custom views or controls?

    A: See the example here.

    Q: What do I do when an API I need is missing?

    A: Follow the guide here.

    Q: I've installed using the "Universal Installer" but I do not see Xamarin.Mac templates in Xamarin Studio. What is wrong?

    A: The universal installer currently does not contain a Xamarin.Mac component. You need to download the package via https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads (click OS X dropdown under Xamarin.Mac or use this link for now: http://download.xamarin.com/XamarinforMac/Mac/xamarin.mac-

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