Installation and Requirements

Download and Install

  1. Check the requirements below.
  2. Download and install Xamarin Workbooks for Mac (or download for Windows).
  3. Start playing around with workbooks or try out the samples.


Supported Operating Systems

  • Mac - OS X 10.11 or greater
  • Windows - Windows 7 or greater (with Internet Explorer 11 or greater and .NET 4.6 or greater)

Supported App Platforms

App Platform OS Support Notes
Mac (Unified) Only supported on Mac
iOS (Unified) Supported on Mac and Windows
  • Xamarin Studio 6.1, Xamarin.iOS, and Xcode 8.1 must be installed on Mac.
  • Running iOS workbooks on Windows requires a Mac build host running all of the above, and Xamarin Workbooks installed there as well.
Android Supported on Mac and Windows Must use Google, VS or Xamarin Android emulator, with a virtual device >= 4.4
WPF Only supported on Windows
Console Supported on Mac and Windows

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs to bugzilla, and include log files.

Component Log Files
Inspector Client
~/Library/Logs/Xamarin/Inspector/Xamarin Inspector {date}.log
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Xamarin\Inspector\logs\Xamarin Inspector {date}.log
Xamarin Studio
Mac: Help → Open Log Directory
Windows: Help → Open Log Directory
Visual Studio
Help → Xamarin → Open Logs…
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Xamarin\Logs\{VS version}\Inspector {date}.log

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.