I have just installed Visual Studio Community 2015 and Xamarin Studio for Windows. I know they are encouraging people to use Visual Studio now, however I will be working on a project with someone who is on a Mac, and I have seen posts saying that there are issues when switching between the 2 products, plus in the Udemy course I am doing, the instructor is using XS, so I would much prefer to get XS working if possible (easier to follow the video, and less likely to have issues with my collaborator).
When I start XS, I get a clock for a few seconds, then nothing. I have found it running as a background process (rather than as an app) in task manager - obviously that is incorrect. I have seen mention of similar issues involving .NET version (saying that 4.0 not sufficient, must have 4.5), and I THINK this may be the problem - see attached picture showing Windows says I'm running 4.6, but XS log says I am running 4.0. None of the solutions I have seen for similar issues have worked yet.
Does anyone have a solution for this? If not maybe I should look at trying an older version - what is the latest version that people are using on Windows here?