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Can/will Inspector be available on the device for debugging builds?

ChristianFalchChristianFalch NODeveloper Group Leader ✭✭✭

Since Debug-build are never published to the app store and released, what are the reasons/technical limitations for not making it possible to run on the device? From the build output I can see the Inspector injects a few assemblies to support dynamic runtime compilation - why can't this be done when debugging on the device as well?



  • SandyArmstrongSandyArmstrong USXamarin Team, Insider Xamurai

    (Sorry for the late reply, I missed my notification for this post.)

    The Inspector works by compiling small assemblies and sending them to the app to load and run. This requires JIT functionality on the device, which is explicitly disallowed on iOS devices.

    Android devices could work, and we may eventually allow it. It just has not been a priority.

  • ChristianFalchChristianFalch NODeveloper Group Leader ✭✭✭

    Thanks, figured it out after reading a little bit more about the topic. :)

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