Inspector Preview 0.6.0

This is a major bugfix and feature update of the last Xamarin Inspector preview.

Check out the initial release notes or our documentation for more details on the Inspector.

Also be sure to ask questions on the Inspector forum and file any bugs you may encounter.

Changes Since 0.5.0

  • Xamarin Inspector is now powered by Roslyn, Microsoft's open source compiler platform.

    • Compilation now happens on the client instead of in your app. This leads to:

    • Instant semantic feedback, code completion, and error reporting.

    • Less complexity in what we inject into your app to support inspection.

    • The same lightning fast execution times as before.

    • Member completion is vastly superior to previous releases. As it is based on Roslyn, you can expect similar behavior to Visual Studio 2015. More advanced completion features (such as parameter completion) are on the roadmap, too.

  • Improved editing:

    • Multiline editing

    • Syntax highlighting

    • Auto-indent

    • Bracket matching

  • New "standalone" mode targets: Android and WPF (in addition to iOS and Mac).

    • Open the Xamarin Inspector client app directly to launch an Inspector window that connects to an agent app we've bundled (like in Sketches).

    • On Mac, use File → New to show standalone choices.

    • On Windows, click the new standalone button in the titlebar.

    • Quick access to a C# REPL in any supported environment.

Known Issues

  • Inspecting 64-bit WPF apps is not supported (#37134)

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.