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#194964 1-Apr-2016 06:45
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http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/31/microsoft-integrates-xamarin-into-visual-studio-will-open-source-xamarin-runtime/

 

MS abandoned porting Android apps to Windows, but this move aims to make windows a first class citizen for mobile development rather than an also ran.


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  #1523665 1-Apr-2016 06:49
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now that is cool, always wanted to play with xamarin but the price tag put me off.


 
 
 

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  #1524291 1-Apr-2016 20:59
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This announcement came a month  or two faster than I expected. It really does make multiplatform .NET a realistic option for small developers.

 

I'm part of a volunteer team developing a multiplatform app for a charity. We started with a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app prototype but the interface is too much work without the feature-set that Xamarin provides. 


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  #1524428 2-Apr-2016 09:15

reven:

 

now that is cool, always wanted to play with xamarin but the price tag put me off.

 

 

 

 

The free Visual Studio Community 2015 version has always had Xamarin included.

 

There are some limitations on using/deploying the free license.

 

But, AFAIK, it is the full version.




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  #1524448 2-Apr-2016 09:49
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Had a play with this yesterday and it didn't work (told me that the app was larger than 131072 bytes and therefore needed a business licence). Of course, all the Google hits are from back when you had to pay for it... hopefully there will be more details next week.


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  #1524958 3-Apr-2016 00:15
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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 has just been released too so you may need to update to this to get the full Xamarin

 

 


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Yep, I have Update 2; that's how I installed Xamarin.


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