I am new to xamarin forms and need some guidance creating an inhouse app IPA file to host on our company portal
Before doing this , make sure that the developers' profile has been created on the Mac and it is selected in VS 2017 on Windows.
If you are going to use TestFlight for hosting in house , you will have to create a distribution profile also. Without this distribution profile you cannot deploy your iPA to TestFlight.
Right-click the project and choose archive for publishing option, it opens a wizard and guides you to create iPA file.
Simply set your build mode to Release, build your app, and then you can retrieve the .ipa file on your mac or on your PC. To make the directory where it is stored in appear on your mac, in visual studio just click the 'Show IPA File on Build Server' icon. Then use Application Loader to upload it to the App Store.
For more info,please check : https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/10746/how-to-build-an-adhoc-ipa-file-for-an-ios-app-in-visual-studio-2012-asked-and-answered
thanks everyone for your responses, but i have made a mistake in that i am not using vs2017 rather i am using the MAC version VisualStudio for MAC community edition
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