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Can you use Xamarin without Xamarin studio or Visual studio?

Can you use Xamarin without Xamarin / Visual studio and still compile and prepare apps for the play and app store? If so how would I go about doing this?


  • AlessandroCaliaroAlessandroCaliaro ITMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think NO. Why should you do this?

  • XamiAccountXamiAccount GBMember

    I was just wondering because on this blog post they say "This includes native API bindings and the basic command-line tools necessary to develop mobile apps. It also includes our popular cross-platform native UI toolkit, Xamarin.Forms." I figured you may be able to use these command line tools.

  • AlessandroCaliaroAlessandroCaliaro ITMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know, sorry

  • AdamPAdamP AUUniversity ✭✭✭✭✭

    @XamiAccount - well you can, but you still need to download Xamarin to get the build tools and you can then run them all manually in a power script or the command line.

    Again not sure why you would unless you are looking at build automation? If so plenty of companies offer build automation for Xamarin apps, VSTS, bitrise.

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