I first looked at Xamarin maybe 18-24 months ago. After my team evaluated it, we decided not to use it because it was so bug ridden - after a whole week of messing around with it nobody had even got it working.
I have since tried to play with it a few times after updates, and after the move to Visual Studio, and have been greeted with an error message every time...
I have just installed VS 2017, and thought I would try again as Xamarin comes bundled. Surprisingly it loaded this time - but it's still unusable. I try to edit XAML and every time I press a key visual studio freezes for 80 seconds.
I know it's not just me - everyone I know has had the same issues. But... there seems to be a community out here working with it.
So my questions is - what magic button do you need to press to actually get Xamarin working? Am I missing something? Are you all using Cray Supercomputers, or is there a witch doctor who comes round and does something to your PC's to make it work???