Dilemma: Do I use Vs for Mac or for Windows into Parallels for a new XF app?

biaparbiapar ITMember ✭✭✭

Hi,
I used Xamarin into Vs2017 running into a Parallels VM Win10. I wish to use VS for Mac for the next project because its a bit faster on real hardware. Do you suggest to use it? Pro and Cons?
Thank you

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  • coolrjmcoolrjm INMember ✭✭✭

    Hi,

    What platform are you targeting. If it is iOS then I suggest to go for VS for Mac since it is fast and works fine for targeting iOS devices.

    Working with VS 2017 on Windows is also fine but you will be able to work on .Net Standard only and if you want to still use PCL please use Visual Studio 2015.

    Thanks,

    Rajesh.

  • biaparbiapar ITMember ✭✭✭

    Target: iOS / Android. It's a new app so ok for .NET Standard

  • biaparbiapar ITMember ✭✭✭

    @coolrjm so Do you suggest Vs for Mac?

  • coolrjmcoolrjm INMember ✭✭✭

    Hi,

    If you are targetting only iOS then you can use VS for Mac.

    But if you want to have a single PCL that targets both Android and iOS then I recommend that you use VS 2017 latest build that targets .Net Standard 2.0.

    I have worked on both platforms and both has its pros and cons.

    Thanks,

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