Microsoft Announces Xamarin Live Player Preview - Thurrott.com
“Today we’ve released the preview of Xamarin Live Player, a live coding environment to make development and debugging faster,” Microsoft’s Nat Friedman explains in a bit of under-selling. Folks, Xamarin Live Player is huge. It lets you develop iOS apps on Windows—without a Mac—for the first time.
With Xamarin Live Player, developers will be able to do everything from their Windows-based PC: Just connect your Android device, iPhone, or iPad to the PC via USB and you can target those devices directly during development.
Xamarin Live Player even supports live code changes via a feature called Live Run. This means that developers can change their code during debugging and have the changes reflect in the app on the device immediately.
Live Player Preview will be delivered as an extension for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac starting today. And the Live Player app for Android and iOS will likewise be made available in the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.