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Window projects at mac

Hi guys, a project created on xamarin windows can be opened on xamarin mac ????
thank you


  • ChrisHamonsChrisHamons USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    I believe there is some confusion on the various products so let me try to clarify:

    • Xamarin Studio (or Visual Studio for Mac as it is now in Beta) can open many csproj/sln, depending on the project type
    • For example, it can load and build .NET libraries and console applications.
    • However, projects like WPF can be shown (I believe) but not built
    • Xamarin.Mac allows you to write C# applications and target Cocoa (Desktop macOS).
    • You can think of it as roughly:

    Visual Studio -> Xamarin Studio (or Visual Studio for Mac) (The IDE and tooling)
    WPF (or WinForms) -> Xamarin.Mac (The SDK to target a platform).

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