What project settings are required for the debugger?

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In order for the debugger to work as expected (hit breakpoints, display debug logs, etc.), developer instrumentation and debug information display must both be enabled.

Please follow these steps to check your environment settings:

Visual Studio

  1. Open the Project options
  2. Go to Build > Advanced... Set Debug Information to Full
  3. Settings for each platform:
    • Go to Android Options > Debugging Options. Tick the Enable Developer Instrumentation box.
    • Go to iOS Build > Debugging Options. Tick the Enable Debugging box.

Xamarin Studio

  1. Open the Project options
  2. Go to Build > Compiler > General Options. Set Debug Information to Full
  3. Settings for each platform:
    • Go to Build > Android Build > Debugging Options. Tick the Enable Developer Instrumentation box.
    • Go to Build > iOS Debug. Tick the Enable Debugging box.

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.