BrendanZagaeski

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  • Re: What happened to PCL and UWP in VS 15.5.1?

    In case it's useful, it turns out the template is still available if you search for it in the new project dialog for example as "class library portable".

    The description does indicate that the project type is deprecated:

    Class Library (Legacy Portable)

    This project type has been deprecated. You should use Class Library (.NET Standard) instead.

    But it still generated a project that worked for my simple tests, so that could be an option for any users who aren't 100% ready to migrate to .NET Standard.

  • Re: XamarainShellPackage did not load correctly in VS 2015

    By chance I do have a long-shot idea that might maybe help: try the steps on the thorough uninstall guide again, but at step 2 also delete the extension folders that contain each of the following files (the extension folder names themselves will vary from system to system):

    • Merq.Vsix.pkgdef.deleteme
    • Mono.Debugging.VisualStudio.Vsix.pkgdef.deleteme
    • Xamarin.Forms.Templates.VisualStudio.pkgdef.deleteme

    (Or if you're feeling a bit bolder, you can move all the extensions folders that contains any .deleteme files to a backup location, such as somewhere in your user folder. The idea behind this long shot comes from an apparently intentional behavior of how the VSIX uninstallation process works in Visual Studio.)

  • Re: PCL no longer a viable solution...

    This isn't my area of expertise, but in case it's useful, it appears the portable class library template is still available for the moment in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.2 if you use the search box in the new project dialog to search for it, for example as "class library portable".

    The description indicates that the project type is deprecated:

    Class Library (Legacy Portable)

    This project type has been deprecated. You should use Class Library (.NET Standard) instead.

    I believe it is strongly recommended to use .NET Standard at this time if possible, but that "legacy" template still created a project that worked for my simple tests, so that could be a temporary option for any users who aren't quite ready to migrate to .NET Standard.

  • Re: Problem after Xamarin update

    Bugzilla cross-reference

  • Current Release: 15.5 Feature Release

    Please see https://releases.xamarin.com/release-15-5/ for the details about this release, including the steps to update.

    This release is now available as part of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 and in the Stable updater channels for Visual Studio 2017 for Mac and Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin.

    Bug reports wanted!

    • Please file a quick bug report using the "15.5 Release" new bug form if you see any suspicious behavior in these versions that you wish to report.

      • If you get any errors when using the form to submit, please select the Other link and then choose the desired product.
    • Comment in this forum thread if your question is not related to a suspicious behavior after download, but instead one of the following:

      • You notice an error in the Release Blog post.
      • You have trouble downloading one of the installer packages.