Last week Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 and VS for Mac 7.2 were released into the stable channel. They include the very first release of the Xamarin Live Player capabilities in Visual Studios. This means you can simply update Visual Studio, turn on Xamarin Live Player (Preview), and get started visualizing your mobile apps with nothing more than VS and your iOS or Android device! Whenever there is a stable release a new preview release of Visual Studio is not far behind. That is right, VS 2017…James Montemagno
Yesterday, we announced the Xamarin Live Player for both iOS and Android which includes the Live Player Extensions for both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac enabling you to get started with mobile development with just a device! The Live Player apps let you debug your apps and make live edits and see them reflected live on your device. Your code runs inside of the Live Player app, so no emulator needed and everything happens over WiFi, so you don’t even need to plug anything in.
To get a good grasp of how the app works check out Miguel and me on stage at Build 2017 on the Future of App Development with Xamarin.
Getting started with the Live Players is super simple and we have AMAZING DOCUMENTATION that you should read to get started.
Update 1: New Xamarin Live Player for Android Walkthrough video:
Update 2: Want to know how the Live Player was built? Listen to Frank and I on Merge Conflict discuss: