I can't find Xamarin in my VS2015 Enterprise? Where is it?
@AaronStainback it may have happened that you had a previous Xamarin version installed, which is something that will be support soon from the VS Setup.
In the meantime, if you install from this link:http://download.xamarin.com/XamarinforVisualStudio/Windows/Xamarin.VisualStudio_126.96.36.199.msi
You will get the latest and great Stable version of Xamarin, without the usual limitations on code size, etc.
In order to use Xamarin for free you need to be on the latest Stable version which is 188.8.131.52.
If you install VS 2015 (RTM, U1 or U2) or "VS 15 Preview" (vNext) on a box with no previous Xamarin installed, you will get this 184.108.40.206 by default.
If you already have Xamarin installed, you may need to run the Xamarin Universal installer, so it updates your current version of Xamarin to the latest Stable one.
We are working to improve this experience in VS Setup, and hopefully very soon, it will be possible to upgrade existing Xamarin from VS Setup.
Now: can you do Help->About and see if there are no entries at all for Xamarin in there? If none is found, then you will need to download the bits from the Xamarin website. That will install the new free version.
Where do I download the bits?
I just installed on a new windows machine. It asked me to sign in with my Xamarin account, and then said I need to renew my subscription or I can use the starter edition? Is the starter the free version ?
Also I just installed VS2015 U2 enterprise and it's completely missing.
Okay I found the bit, I had to act like I was downloading community but then check "I use Visual Studio today" and it changed the download. It's installing now. Let's see how it goes.
Aaron, when installing VS2015 U2, did you tick the [ ] Xamarin checkbox via Custom install?
@CecilPhillip, can you please let me know which exact version of Xamarin are you running? (Help->About)
Visual Studio 2015 U2,
I just downloaded it from the website
When installing VS2015 U2 I did not look at every checkbox but I did hit custom and hit the "Select All" checkbox.
@CecilPhillip , you are running an old version of Xamarin. Please install this MSI:http://download.xamarin.com/XamarinforVisualStudio/Windows/Xamarin.VisualStudio_220.127.116.11.msi
When I installed the bits for VS2015 it removed Xamarin from VS15 preview.
Here is my guess of what happened.
1) Installed VS2015 U2 with "Select All" checkbox. (I bet Xamarin was fine at this point)
2) Installed VS15 Preview (I bet this removed Xamarin from VS2015)
3) Installed Xamarin 18.104.22.168 bits (This added Xamarin to VS2015 but removed it from VS15 Preview)
@AaronStainback yes, that's something that we will be looking at changing soon. The reason for that is that Xamarin doesn't support SxS versions, so the Xamarin tooling version is really tied to a given Xamarin runtime version, and mixing different versions is not usually a good idea.
We are looking at ways to be clever enough from VS Setup to detect other installed Xamarin versions in other VSes and at least re-install the latest version (even if it is not the same you previously had) to those VSes too.
For the time being, if you run the MSI I pasted and run with UI, it will allow you to install to multiple VSes versions at once, so you can tick VS 2015 and 15 Preview.
FYI The bits I downloaded was 22.214.171.124, this is what removed Xamarin from VS15 Preview. Will the link you provide fix the VS15 preview?
@AaronStainback Yes. If you run the MSI manually (instead of having it installed by VS Setup) it will show all VSes versions detected and selected to install by default. You can use that to choose to which VSes you want to install to.
The removing of Xamarin from other VSes only happen when the MSI is silently ran by VS Setup.
Yep, it's all working now, thanks so much for your help!
@VictorGarciaAprea.9996 Thanks. I'm all good
Good to know both of you are good now!
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