Which IDE is recommended for Xamarin development - Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio?
This is generally available now:
Great question! No new builds of Xamarin Studio will be published moving forward. We recommend all users move to Visual Studio on both Mac and Windows.
VS for Mac is generally available http://aka.ms/vs4mac
What is the recommended procedure for "moving" to Visual Studio for Mac without introducing allot of entropy and breaking things?
Is it possible to uninstall Xamarin Studio after installing VS for Mac?
Well, if you are already using Xamarin Studio and do not intend to use it, refer to this official guide on how to do a meaningful uninstall of Xamarin from your Mac.
Next, download VS for Mac .dmg installer from http://aka.ms/vs4mac and double tap to get started with the installer, it will identify missing tools and install the necessary runtime(s), SDK etc. required.
Try and share your feedback.
Yes you can, refer to this official documentation: https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/getting_started/installation/uninstalling_xamarin/
Have tried it myself, should work for anybody else as well.
The transition to VS4Mac was fairly smooth. However, after coding, building, committing changes, etc, a colleague was no longer able to build with XS, getting the lovely the type 'system.object' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced consider adding a reference to system.runtime... error. I tried and got the same, no amount of cleaning would fix it. Just a heads up.
the type 'system.object' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced consider adding a reference to system.runtime...
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