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  • Re: Windows Phone is Dead!

    @zahikramer said:
    You right @bobLawson ,
    but I confused , I see UWP is still supported .
    Today .Net Core 2.0 is released, and UWP is mentioned there.
    So, why no one from Xamarin / Microsoft is commenting about it???!!!
    @JamesMontemagno @DavidOrtinau ???

    Because no one from Xamarin comments on anything. From the start they needed different people running the company, just my opinion based on my experience with Xamarin since day 1.

  • Re: Finally had enough of Xamarin

    It's been the same old story for years John. A few years ago I was doing an app for a client. They requested a quick change so I fired up Xamarin Studio (at that time) and had updates. The build broke of course. Several hours later of uninstalling, reinstalling, configuring, etc. and I finally was able to sit down and make the client changes.

    Needless to say they were not happy so I didn't charge them. I lost so much time fixing Xamarin. And because I work for myself time is money. Xamarin has cost me thousands of dollars over the years in lost time. I converted all but two of my projects to Obj-C/Java and now use Xcode/Android Studio. Of course all that converting was done on my time because I can't charge my clients for Xamarin's inaptitude.

    This post pretty much sums up Xamarin:
    https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/89286/xamarin-sucks-lessons-learned-from-weeks-wasted

    And this one:
    https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/86586/quite-simply-the-worst-development-experience-ive-ever-had

    I used to accuse the Xamarin team of never testing their updates, and it's been proven over and over again that they don't. Is it bad leadership? Unskilled employees? Is the codebase so unstable that any change breaks everything?

  • Re: Web Preview: Xamarin.iOS 10.99 Preview 9 for iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 SDK bindings

    Not very helpful. Why doesn’t this stuff just work? It’s the reason I stay far away from Xamarin. Unfortunately a couple of my clients haven’t converted to native yet and I still have to waste time with this sorry product. Thought MS would turn it around but I guess not.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but this really isn’t a tool for professionals.

    > @BrendanZagaeski said:
    > I just updated Xcode to 9.0, and updated VS Mac with everything in the stable channel.
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    > In case it's helpful, there is a new Xcode 9 compatibility support preview available today based on the Xcode 9 GM seed in particular. Note that these Web Previews require installing a couple extra packages by hand on top of the current Stable channel versions.
  • Re: Unable to load app to iPhone X Simulator w/Visual Studio

    Bump.

    I’m having the same issue. All simulators show up but VS Mac won’t attach to them.
  • Re: Is iOS Interface Designer/Storyboards broken?

    Nothing is new news to Xamarin. I think for the past 6-8 months they have been in a holding pattern waiting to see what Microsoft does. I kind of feel bad for them, but they are the ones who sold out.

    I often recommend that developers just use Xcode/Swift (or Obj-C if that's your thing) and forget about Xamarin. They don't fix anything, and when they do release an update it breaks something else. And then there is always the threat of Apple changing something and then Xamarin breaks all together.

    I thought Visual Studio for Mac was going to be great, until I installed it and find out it's Xamarin Studio with the word "Xamarin" replaced by "Visual".

    I love C# and can write apps twice as fast as I can in Swift/Obj-C, but there are days when I wonder if all these headache are worth it.

    Anyway, don't use the designer in Xamarin, just use Interface Builder to created/edit your storyboards and xib's.