With my old Mac, I originally installed Xamarin Studio to get the ability to run a simulation on the Mac and do the XCode compilations.
Can I just install VS for the Mac without Xamarin Studio now?
What about the XCode version - which should I install?
Are there 'preview' versions of VS for the Mac like on Windows? I find that I generally use the Preview and would prefer to only install the Preview if possible?
I'm a bit confused as how to match the version of VS 2017 installed on Win7 with the version installed on the Mac? If I have the stable and the preview installed on Win7, will it talk to the proper version that corresponds on the Mac automatically? So 'stable' on Win7 needs ?what? on the Mac - and preview on Win7 needs ?what? on the Mac. Ideally, Can both 'stable' and 'preview' on Win7 talk to the 'preview' on the Mac?
If the development is done on Win7, it's just using VS Mac to compile to XCode, right? I don't really even need to install all the Android stuff or IOS Xamarin libraries on the Mac. I just need the tool that allows Win7 to compile with XCode on the Mac? Is this absolute minimum sub-set clearly labeled?