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Deploy iOS app from Visual Studio for Windows

JassimRahmaJassimRahma USMember ✭✭✭✭


I know you can run iOS app from Visual Studio for Windows if you pair your windows with a Mac host

but is it possible to to archive the app so I'll just get the final file which needs to be deployed to App Store, all on Visual Studio for WIndows?



  • LandLuLandLu Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    If you are asking whether you could deploy your iOS project without pairing to Mac the answer is NO.
    We need Mac to build codes as the Cocoa library is not open source.
    However, after pairing to Mac we could generate the ipa file in visual studio for Windows if you have checked on the Build iTunes Package Archive options. You can find it through right click your iOS project => iOS IPA Options => IPA Packaging Archive.

    At last, You can get the ipa file in the bin folder after building the project.

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