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Unable to build archive for App Store, help?

victoriavictoria SEMember ✭✭✭
edited June 2013 in Visual Studio

Hi. It's late (4:30 AM) and I'm missing a deadline so I might just be a little too stupid right now, but I can't seem to be able to actually build an iOS archive for the App Store with Xamarin Studio. I have all my certificates and what not in order, but following the guide here I get to step 4.2 where I'm supposed to select "Archive" from the "Build" menu. I simply don't have that menu option.

What have I missed?


  • JeffreyStedfastJeffreyStedfast USXamarin Team Xamurai

    Hi Victoria,

    Is your open solution a multi-platform solution? (i.e. does it contain more than just the iOS project?). If so, you might need to select your main iOS app project in the Solution tree.

    If that's not the problem, another possibility is that your currently selected iOS project configuration is a Simulator configuration as opposed to a device configuration. Only device builds can be archived.

    Do either of those help?

  • victoriavictoria SEMember ✭✭✭

    Aaaaah! I had Simulator configuration selected, thank you so much!

  • JeffreyStedfastJeffreyStedfast USXamarin Team Xamurai

    You're welcome! Glad that solved things for you!

  • BryanSaltzmanBryanSaltzman USMember

    Saved me right now :)

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