Xamarin.iOS

Xcode9 based preview This version of Xamarin.iOS will ship as part of Xamarin xcode9 releases.

Requirements

  • The latest features and API requires Xcode 9.0 beta 5 and the bundled iOS, tvOS and watchOS SDKs;
  • Apple Xcode 9.0 requires a Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer;

What's New

This release is built upon our open sourced SDK, using the xcode9 branch, and is based on our upcoming Xamarin.iOS 10.12 release.

iOS 11

The following new frameworks were added in iOS 11:

  • ARKit.framework (Augmented Reality)
  • CoreML.framework (Machine Learning)
  • CoreNFC.framework (Near Field Communication)
  • DeviceCheck.framework
  • FileProvider.framework
  • FileProviderUI.framework
  • IdentityLookup.framework
  • IOSurface.framework
  • PDFKit.framework (new in iOS, exists in macOS)
  • Vision.framework

Most other frameworks were also updated, e.g. drag-n-drop support is part of UIKit.

tvOS 11

The following new frameworks were added in tvOS 11:

  • CoreML.framework (Machine Learning)
  • DeviceCheck.framework
  • IOSurface.framework
  • Vision.framework

Most other frameworks were also updated.

watchOS 4

The following new frameworks were added in watchOS 4:

  • CoreBluetooth.framework (new on watchOS)
  • CoreML.framework (Machine Learning)
  • Vision.framework

Most other frameworks were also updated.

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.x (continuous builds)

All of our builds are also available for download directly. A bit of warning, they come from our build bots and receice no QA. Verified builds will be made available as web preview duing summer.

Our Jenkins bots produce the API diff for every commit that is being built. Pick a build based on xcode9 and look for the API diff link on the left column.

You can track the latest status of our API work on the wiki.

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.4

This fifth preview is based on beta 5 (Xcode/SDK) and works with beta 5 and 6 devices. It adds new API for AudioToolbox, Foundation, Intents, PassKit and ReplayKit frameworks. Bindings for the following frameworks are still in progress and not yet updated with the latest beta changes.

  • AVFoundation
  • CloudKit
  • CoreAudio
  • CoreBluetooth
  • CoreFoundation
  • CoreGraphics
  • CoreImage partially bound
  • CoreMedia
  • CoreText
  • CoreVideo
  • ExternalAccessory
  • GamePlayKit
  • HealthKit
  • IntentsUI
  • IOSurface
  • Metal
  • MetalKit
  • MetalPerformanceShaders
  • ModelIO
  • NetworkExtension
  • SceneKit partially bound
  • Security
  • UIKit partially bound
  • VideoSubscriberAccount
  • VideoToolbox

API diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since our new (10.12) stable release:

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.3

This fourth preview is based on beta 5. It adds new API for MediaPlayer, PDFKit and WatchKit and updates existing frameworks to beta 5 (unless noted below). Bindings for the following frameworks are still in progress and not yet updated with the latest beta changes.

  • AudioToolbox
  • AVFoundation
  • CloudKit
  • CoreAudio
  • CoreBluetooth
  • CoreData up to beta 4
  • CoreFoundation
  • CoreGraphics
  • CoreImage partially bound
  • CoreMedia
  • CoreText
  • CoreVideo
  • ExternalAccessory
  • Foundation partially bound
  • GamePlayKit
  • HealthKit
  • HomeKit up to beta 4
  • Intents
  • IntentsUI
  • IOSurface
  • Metal
  • MetalKit
  • MetalPerformanceShaders
  • ModelIO
  • NetworkExtension
  • PassKit
  • ReplayKit
  • SceneKit
  • Security
  • UIKit partially bound
  • VideoSubscriberAccount
  • VideoToolbox

API diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since our last (10.10) release:

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.2

This third preview is based on beta 4. It adds new API for ImageIO, QuartzCore (CoreAnimation), QuickLook, SafariServices and StoreKit. Bindings for the following frameworks are still in progress and not yet updated with the latest beta changes.

  • AudioToolbox
  • AVFoundation
  • CloudKit
  • CoreAudio
  • CoreBluetooth
  • CoreFoundation
  • CoreGraphics
  • CoreImage
  • CoreMedia
  • CoreText
  • CoreVideo
  • ExternalAccessory
  • Foundation partially bound
  • GamePlayKit
  • HealthKit
  • Intents
  • IntentsUI
  • IOSurface
  • MediaPlayer
  • Metal
  • MetalKit
  • MetalPerformanceShaders
  • ModelIO
  • NetworkExtension
  • PassKit
  • PDFKit
  • ReplayKit
  • SceneKit
  • Security
  • UIKit partially bound
  • VideoSubscriberAccount
  • VideoToolbox
  • WatchKit

API diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since our last (10.10) release:

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.1

This second preview is based on beta 4. Bindings for the following frameworks are still in progress and not yet updated with the latest beta changes.

  • ARKit updated to beta 3
  • AudioToolbox
  • AVFoundation
  • CloudKit
  • CoreAudio
  • CoreBluetooth
  • CoreFoundation
  • CoreGraphics
  • CoreImage
  • CoreMedia
  • CoreML updated to beta 3
  • CoreText
  • CoreVideo
  • ExternalAccessory
  • Foundation partially bound
  • GamePlayKit
  • HealthKit
  • ImageIO
  • Intents
  • IntentsUI
  • IOSurface
  • MediaPlayer
  • Metal
  • MetalKit
  • MetalPerformanceShaders
  • ModelIO
  • NetworkExtension
  • PassKit
  • PDFKit
  • QuartzCore / CoreAnimation
  • QuickLook
  • ReplayKit
  • SafariServices
  • SceneKit
  • Security
  • StoreKit
  • UIKit partially bound
  • VideoSubscriberAccount
  • VideoToolbox
  • WatchKit

API diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since the 10.12 release:

Xamarin.iOS 10.99.0

This first preview, based on beta 3, includes the new API for the following platforms/frameworks:

iOS 11

  • Accounts updated to beta 3
  • ARKit new updated to beta 3
  • AVKit updated to beta 3
  • CallKit updated to beta 3
  • Contacts updated to beta 3
  • CoreAudioKit updated to beta 3
  • CoreData updated to beta 3
  • CoreLocation updated to beta 3
  • CoreMotion updated to beta 3
  • CoreNFC updated to beta 3
  • CoreTelephony updated to beta 2
  • DeviceCheck new updated to beta 3
  • EventKit updated to beta 3
  • EventKitUI updated to beta 3
  • GameController updated to beta 3
  • GameKit updated to beta 3
  • HomeKit updated to beta 3
  • iAd updated to beta 3
  • IdentifyLookup updated to beta 3
  • MultiPeerConnectivity updated to beta 3
  • OpenGLES updated to beta 3
  • Photos updated to beta 3
  • PushKit updated to beta 3
  • Social updated to beta 3
  • UserNotifications updated to beta 3
  • WKWebKit updated to beta 3

Other frameworks are in progress and might be partially available.

tvOS 11

  • AVKit updated to beta 3
  • CoreData updated to beta 3
  • CoreLocation updated to beta 3
  • DeviceCheck new updated to beta 3
  • GameController updated to beta 3
  • GameKit updated to beta 3
  • HomeKit updated to beta 3
  • MultiPeerConnectivity updated to beta 3
  • OpenGLES updated to beta 3
  • Photos updated to beta 3
  • TBMLKit updated to beta 3
  • TVServices updated to beta 3
  • UserNotifications updated to beta 3

Other frameworks are in progress and might be partially available.

watchOS 4

  • ClockKit updated to beta 3
  • Contacts updated to beta 3
  • CoreData updated to beta 3
  • CoreLocation updated to beta 3
  • CoreMotion updated to beta 3
  • CoreNFC updated to beta 3
  • GameKit updated to beta 3
  • HomeKit updated to beta 3
  • MultiPeerConnectivity updated to beta 3
  • UserNotifications updated to beta 3

Other frameworks are in progress and might be partially available.

API diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since the 10.12 release:

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