Visual Studio – Installation – Mobile Applications with Xamarin

Background

Last week tackled creating a Windows Service with Visual Studio.

This week wanted to explore creating Mobile Applications with same.

Visual Studio

Product

Our Product is Visual Studio 2017.

Edition

As always, no bootleg, nevertheless Free; as in Community Edition.

Launch

Launched Visual Studio.

New Project

Accessed menu options and chose New \ Project.

Image

Here are the Project Type options :-

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Explanation

  1. Project Types
    • Missing
      • Mobile
  2. Framework
    • .Net Framework 4.6.1

 

Remediation

Outline

  1. Exit Visual Studio
  2. Control Panel \ Programs & Features
    • Launch Control Panel
    • Access Programs and Features Applet
    • Visual Studio
      • From  the list of Applications choose Visual Studio
        • Choose to modify Application
          • Select Mobile, specifically Xamarin
  3. Close Installer
  4. Restart Visual Studio

 

Steps

Exit Visual Studio

Exit Visual Studio.

Programs & Features

Launch Control Panel and access the Programs & Features Applet.

Visual Studio Installer

Modify

Let us modify our install.

Workloads

Outline
  1. We will stay on the Workloads tab
    • Mobile Development with .Net
      • Confirm that Mobile Development with .Net is not currently checked
      • Check that option
      • Review additional storage requirement ( 10 GB )
    • Mobile Development with JavaScript
      • Confirm that Mobile Development with JavaScript is not currently checked
      • Check that option
      • Review additional storage requirement ( 17 MB )
Images
Workloads – Original

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Workloads – Mobile Development with .Net ( Post )

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Workloads – Mobile Development with JavaScript ( Post )

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Installing

Installing – Images
Image – Close Visual Studio

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Image – Installing – 01

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Image – Installing – 02

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Image – Installing – 03

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Image – Installed

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Review Installed Components

Relaunched Visual Studio and access Menu/About.

Image

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Explanation

Confirmed the following installed products :-

  1. Xamarin
  2. Xamarin Designer
  3. Xamarin Templates
  4. Xamarin.Android SDK
  5. Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK

 

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