Xamarin Live Player

Test app code changes in real time on your iOS or Android device

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last updated: 2017-05

Xamarin Live Player lets you make live edits to your app and have those changes reflected live on your device. Your code runs inside the Xamarin Live Player app – there is no need to set up emulators or to use cables to deploy the code!

Xamarin Live Player: Code, Scan, Test

  1. Enable the Xamarin Live Player in Preferences, then select from the Devices list.
  2. Debug or run, and then scan the QRCodeto pair your device.
  3. The app runs right on your phone or tablet.

Xamarin Live Player Setup

Configure your IDE to use Xamarin Live Player on Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio for Mac. Xamarin Live Player supports Android, iOS, and Xamarin.Forms projects.

Xamarin Live Player App

Using the Xamarin Live Player app.

XAML Live Previewing

Using the "Live Run Current View" feature.

Samples to try with Xamarin Live Player

Samples to use with the Xamarin Live Player app.


Xamarin Live Player has some restrictions on what features it can support.


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Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.