Mac App Configuration

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last updated: 2017-04

This guide walks through configuring your Xamarin.Mac app for publication.


This article will cover the following topics in detail:

Mac App Configuration

Right-click on the Mac application project in Visual Studio for Mac and choose Options.

Application Settings

To change a Xamarin.Mac app's Application Settings, double-click the Info.plist file in the Solution Explorer:

This will display the available options for the app:

Editing the info.plist file

Running Mac applications created with Xamarin.Mac have the following system requirements:

  • A Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.7 or greater.

Signing Settings

The Mac Signing section of the Project Options dialog allows the developer to sign a Xamarin.Mac app for testing, for self release or for release through the Apple App Store:

From here select the Identity, Provisioning Profile and any custom entitlements used to sign the app when it is compiled. The developer can optionally sign the Installer used to install the app on an other Mac.

Build Settings

The Mac Build section of the Project Options dialog allows the developer to select the architecture for a Xamarin.Mac app, to control what version of macOS the app will support and to optionally create an install package when the app is successfully compiled:

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.