Almost every time that I have installed a "stable" update for Xamarin it has cost me countless hours in development attempting to fix some anomaly that it has created. Today, I installed the latest stable updates as there are a number of bugs in the Visual Studio interface that I had hoped would get fixed with the new release.
Upon installing it, I received an error "XamarinShellPackage" was not installed - here's a thread from 2015 about a similar issue: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/40197/xamarainshellpackage-did-not-load-correctly-in-vs-2015
I have tried repairing Xamarin, re-downloading 'Xamarin.VisualStudio_22.214.171.1244.msi' and repairing/changing - get an error "Account already exists".
I tried repairing Visual Studio, and nothing resolves it.
Just now I opened my code solution and got a new error "XamarinIOSPackage" package did not load correctly.
When I open my code solution, the projects are sitting there saying "needs migration". When I try to reload them, I get told that " The application which this project type is based on was not found".
This is incredibly frustrating and I cannot come up with a solution to get Xamarin working again. Please advise.