Bin/Obj folders are huge

TylerFoucheTylerFouche USMember ✭✭

Hey Everyone!

My bin and obj folders for my Xamarin iOS projects can get up to about 4-5 GB. It's is really becoming a problem since I can have about 10-20 iOS projects going at any time. My combined size for my Xamarin projects can easily reach over 100gb which seems a bit crazy. Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a way to tell Xamarin to use a different hard drive to store bin/obj so I can at least put it on my photoshop scratch drive.

It looks like the size is all the simulator builds and building ad-hoc and debug to real devices.

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  • TylerFoucheTylerFouche USMember ✭✭

    Ah nice, I'll check it out!

  • JesseMockJesseMock USUniversity ✭✭

    @MikeCodesDotNet said:
    Hi,

    Your bin and obj folders within a Xamarin.iOS have always been a little large as these folders usually contain multiple copies of your project used for building.

    My amazing colleague Jon Dick has created a plugin for Xamarin Studio which allows you to clear out these directories by simply click on a contextual menu! You can download it from the add-in manager within XS or find it on Github.

    All the best,
    Mike James

    How do you find this from the add-in manager? Im searching Redth and not finding anything

  • @JesseMock said:

    @MikeCodesDotNet said:
    Hi,

    Your bin and obj folders within a Xamarin.iOS have always been a little large as these folders usually contain multiple copies of your project used for building.

    My amazing colleague Jon Dick has created a plugin for Xamarin Studio which allows you to clear out these directories by simply click on a contextual menu! You can download it from the add-in manager within XS or find it on Github.

    All the best,
    Mike James

    How do you find this from the add-in manager? Im searching Redth and not finding anything

    I also can't get find this in the add-in manager.

  • JGoldbergerJGoldberger USMember, Forum Administrator, Xamarin Team, University Xamurai

    @RyanKrinjeck
    Do you have the Gallery tab selected when you search? I am seeing it in Gallery tab in the IDE Extensions section.

  • TylerFoucheTylerFouche USMember ✭✭

    Thanks! I'll check this out!

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