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Visual studio code support ?

mighty84mighty84 NLMember ✭✭

Will Xamarin support Microsoft Visual studio code just like its Windows Version.


  • bastetWangbastetWang USMember

    visual sutdio code is a "chrome browser" wrapped a lot of javascript, i think it's a toy.
    it's nothing todo with visual studio.

  • mighty84mighty84 NLMember ✭✭

    Thanks for the information

  • KeithRomeKeithRome USUniversity ✭✭

    VS Code is primarily targeted at web stack developers. As such, I would think native mobile device compilation and debugging would be very far down the list of scheduled features to be added. I would expect to see Cordova support in VSC before the ability to integrate with Xamarin.

  • AhmedAlejoAhmedAlejo USMember ✭✭

    According to this post it work limitedly on a mac

  • PierPier MXMember

    I'm trying to use VSCode with a blank Xamarin project but I get this error in VSCode

    [ERROR:OmniSharp.MSBuild.MSBuildProjectSystem] Error initializing task MakeDir: Could not load file or assembly 'Xamarin.iOS.Tasks.Core' or one of its dependencies
    [WARNING:OmniSharp.MSBuild.MSBuildProjectSystem] Failed to process project file '/Users/pier/Projects/TestHTTP/iOS/TestHTTP.iOS.csproj'.
    [ERROR] Error: Failed to start OmniSharp

    Any ideas?

  • DaveHuntDaveHunt USMember ✭✭✭✭✭


    There is no official support for Xamarin in VS Code and Xamarin has made no announcement regarding any work being done in that area. I'm afraid you're on your own if you want to go down that path.

  • I have not found any info online about Visual Studio Code supporting Xamarin. However, the regular Visual Studio completely supports it, you can buy Visual Studio Professional for several hundred dollars, and also there is a free version called Visual Studio community edition that is free to download and use. I would definitely try that.

    Also, if you a business startup, you can sign up for a special program called BIZSPARK, the gives you a free MSDN subscription and also Azure access for free for 3 years. Great program. You can also keep any software you install on your machines after the subscription ends.

  • trampstertrampster Member ✭✭✭

    I would love Xamarin.Forms to get vscode support, I'm currently working on something that requires both android and desktop linux support.

    Up until now I've used Eto.Forms (which has GTK# support) and I've used vscode, however for the android app Eto.Forms support is experimental/incomplete. So I've chosen Xamarin.Forms. However now I have two cross platform UI frameworks, each targeting a single platform :(

    Xamarin.Forms has experimental GTK support and Eto.Forms has experimental android support. Overall Xamarin.Forms is the more mature framework. However I don't want to develop for linux on windows or mac (this is insanity) so this means I need a cross platform IDE, I love vscode, and have been using it for dotnet core stuff for quite some time. If vscode got Xamarin.Forms GTK support it would be really amazing.

  • Bringing life into this thread once again.

    As of today I have found that Rider is the only IDE with some support for Xamarin, which is a crying shame really. That or going over to Windows to use the REAL VS seems like our only hope for now.

    Xamarin 6 (MAUI) will surely fix this since they promised to support VSCode in some way. Whether that will be within the next 50 years remains to be seen.

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