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This information has been deprecated for Visual Studio 2017. To install all required components for developing Xamarin.iOS applications in Visual Studio 2017 refer to the Windows Installation guide.

Install Xamarin.iOS for Windows

To install the Xamarin.iOS extension for Visual Studio log into your Xamarin account and download the Xamarin.iOS for Windows installer from the Downloads page, highlighted in the image below:

Follow the guided steps through the installer, and note that you may need to restart Visual Studio for changes to take effect.

If you are using Visual Studio 2015, you can also enable Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015 in the setup program by following the steps here.

If you don't already have Xamarin or Visual Studio, follow the steps here to download and install Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015.

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.