Workbooks & Inspector Preview 0.99.0
This release brings several new features to Xamarin Workbooks & Inspector. It pairs best with Xamarin Cycle 8 SR1, available in the beta channel as of this writing. For iOS, you will want to upgrade to Xcode 8.1.
- Xamarin.Forms hierarchy support.
- Improved 3D view on Mac, and now available on Windows, too.
- Google's Android emulator is now supported.
- Code editor now based on VS Code.
- Workbooks can now target multiple platforms, and easily switch between them.
- Workbooks load faster than ever, and can be read and edited while loading.
- If the workbook app crashes, it can be restarted without having to reopen the workbook.
- There is a new "Console" platform on both Mac and Windows for basic desktop C# usage, without being tied to any particular UI framework.
- WPF and Console workbook apps run in 64-bit mode on 64-bit operating systems.
- Workbooks downloaded from the internet will not execute until the user approves them.
- It is no longer necessary to have a firewall exception when using Android workbooks on Windows.
- iOS workbooks now have access to more APIs and permissions.
Live App Inspection Updates
- iOS apps can now be inspected from Visual Studio on Windows.
- The Visual Studio extension now reports any issues connecting the Inspector the same way the Xamarin Studio add-in does, via hover tips on the Inspect button.
- Core app assemblies are no longer switched around when inspecting iOS apps.
- Xamarin.Forms features are not yet supported for iOS on Windows.
- When using Google's Android emulator, view select mode does not yet work.
- NuGet Limitations
- Android Workbooks are not yet supported.
- iOS Workbooks on Windows are not yet supported.
- Native libraries are not yet supported.
- Packages which depend on
.targetfiles or PowerShell scripts will likely fail to work as expected.
- To remove or modify a package dependency, edit the workbook's manifest with a text editor. Proper package management is on the way.