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Inspector 0.7.0, Can't Create iOS Workbook


I'm trying to use v0.7.0 of Xamarin Inspector for OSX to create a new Xamarin.iOS workbook, however it's failing to do so. When I try:

  • the Inspector window gets shown, but only displays an activity indicator wheel
  • the iOS Simulator doesn't launch
  • the Inspector log shows that an exception gets raised.

In case it might help, I've posted a copy of the log file to:

Any thoughts on what might be happening, or how to fix?

-- David L.


  • SandyArmstrongSandyArmstrong USXamarin Team, Insider Xamurai
    edited April 2016

    Thanks for posting the log. It looks like something is up when we try to get the list of available iOS simulators.

    Could you gist a couple more things for me please?

    1. The contents of ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin/Settings.plist.
    2. Run
        /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.iOS.framework/Versions/Current/bin/mtouch --listsim="~/simlist.txt"

    and gist the command output, and the contents of the created ~/simlist.txt file.


  • DavidLudwigDavidLudwig USMember

    Apologies for the late reply, I should have responded earlier, if only to close this case. :-(

    I'm now trying to get Xamarin Workbooks, or something made with it, running on an iOS device. Is this still possible?

    When I try, I'm getting an error message, "Connecting to agent...", when using the default, Xamarin Forms + iOS, app-template.

  • DavidLudwigDavidLudwig USMember

    If anyone is reading this, they are more than welcome to close this case, or do whatever else they want with it.

  • SandyArmstrongSandyArmstrong USXamarin Team, Insider Xamurai
    edited January 2018

    @DavidLudwig hi! Please try with the latest 1.4 release (, and if you still have problems, file an issue on GitHub

    The issue template will ask you for various data that will help us diagnose the problem, so make sure to include everything.

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