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Packaging Component with Xamarin Studio on Mac

I have purchased Xamarin Studio (Indie) for IOS. I am writing a library and would like to make it available via a component, can I still Package my component without the Microsoft Windows version ? (the submission guidelines only mention ".exe" files).



  • CheesebaronCheesebaron DKInsider, University mod

    Yeah, mono runs exe files :)

  • GMGGMG AUMember

    So how do I go about packaging my component with only a Mac version of Xamarin ?

  • moljacmoljac HRBeta ✭✭✭

    I guess You have seen this one:

    Check this solution I do work on. It is not over yet, but should give You rough idea. I need to minimize number of variables, but those were just for testing to see the dependencies (names, icon names, version)

    In the solution there is component project in bat/ folder scripts for packing on Windows (bat files) and (sh, sh.command for packing on Mac)

    Sample Solution:

    Try just filling the variables and run those.

    There are 4 steps (4 batches per OS)

    1. compile (optional)
    2. content - copying content
    3. pack
    4. unpack and test

    A feedback would be welcome. I work on docs and cleanup, so if You could point out what was not clear I could fix it.

    Note: Visual Studio project template is not up to date. I need to create new one.



  • GMGGMG AUMember
    edited April 2014

    Thanks moljac, all I was missing was how to get a hold of "mono.exe" which can be downloaded free from .
    I downloaded the windows version and as you mention just followed the steps from

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