Xamarin.iOS 11.99

Xamarin.iOS 11.99

Last Update: 8/23/2018

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Requirements

  • The latest features and APIs require Xcode 10 beta 6 and the bundled iOS, tvOS and watchOS SDKs
  • Apple Xcode 10 requires a Mac running OSX 10.13.4 (High Sierra) or newer

What's New in this Release

Support for Xcode 10

For more information you can consult the Xcode 10 release notes from Apple.

Support for iOS 12

The following new frameworks were added in iOS 12:

  • AuthenticationServices
  • CarPlay
  • IdentityLookup
  • IdentityLookupUI
  • NaturalLanguage
  • Network

Most other frameworks were also updated, including ARKit 2.0 and Siri shortcuts. See our API diff to browse the latest changes.

For more information you can consult the iOS 12 release notes from Apple.

Support for tvOS 12

The following new frameworks were added in tvOS 12:

  • NaturalLanguage
  • Network
  • TVUIKit

Most other frameworks were also updated. See our API diff to browse the latest changes.

For more information you can consult the tvOS 12 release notes from Apple.

Support for watchOS 5

The following new frameworks were added in watchOS 5:

  • NaturalLanguage

Most other frameworks were also updated. See our API diff to browse the latest changes.

For more information you can consult the watchOS 5 release notes from Apple.

Other Changes

  • Apple is deprecating OpenGLES and related API in favor of Metal;
  • Apple removed support for stdlibc++. Using C++ code now requires the use of libc++.

Release History

This version of Xamarin.iOS correspond to our xcode10 milestone and is based of the stable 15.8 release. Earlier versions (11.99.0-2) were based on our older 15.7 releases.

  • August 23, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.3.538
  • August 6, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.2.130
  • July 4, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.1.44
  • June 27, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.0.93

August 23, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.3.538

This fourth preview is based on Xcode 10 beta 6.

New frameworks

This preview includes the following new frameworks

Updated frameworks

This preview includes the following updates to existing frameworks

  • Shared frameworks: CoreServices, Metal

Other frameworks, except MetalPerformanceShaders, were updated with changes up to beta 6.

August 6, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.2.130

This third preview is based on Xcode 10 beta 5.

New CoreImage filters

New CoreImage filters include:

  • CISaliencyMapFilter

Updated frameworks

This preview includes the following updates to existing frameworks (all API updated to beta 5)

  • iOS specific: ARKit, CoreMotion, CoreMIDI, iAd, PDFKit
  • tvOS specific: TVMLKit, TVUIKit
  • Shared frameworks: AVFAudio, AVFoundation, AudioToolbox, Contacts, CoreGraphics, CoreImage, CoreMedia, CoreML, Foundation, HealthKit, Intents, MediaPlayer, ModelIO, Passkit, Photos, Scenekit, Storekit, UIKit, UserNotifications, Vision, WebKit

July 4, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.1.44

This second preview is based on Xcode 10 beta 3 and include support for watchOS 5.

New frameworks

This preview includes the following new frameworks (all API updated to beta 3)

  • tvOS: TVUIKit

New CoreImage filters

New CoreImage filters includes:

  • CICameraCalibrationLensCorrection
  • CICoreMLModelFilter

Updated frameworks

This preview includes the following updates to existing frameworks (all API updated to beta 3)

  • tvOS specific: SystemConfiguration, TVMLKit
  • watchOS specific: WatchKit
  • Shared frameworks: CloudKit, CoreAudio, CoreML, CoreText, GameKit, HealthKit, HomeKit, ModelIO, OpenGLES, Photos, PhotosUI, StoreKit

June 27, 2018 - Xamarin.iOS 11.99.0.93

This first preview is based on Xcode 10 beta 2. Many of the new API are already available. Future previews will include additional API as they become available.

New frameworks

This preview includes the following new frameworks (all API updated to beta 2)

  • iOS: AuthenticationServices, CarPlay, IdentityLookup, IdentityLookupUI and NaturalLanguage
  • tvOS: NaturalLanguage

New CoreImage filters

New CoreImage filters includes:

  • CIAreaMinMax
  • CIDither
  • CIGuidedFilter
  • CIMeshGenerator
  • CIMix
  • CISampleNearest

Updated frameworks

This preview includes the following updates to existing frameworks (all API updated to beta 2)

  • iOS specific: ARKit, CoreNFC, IntentsUI, Messages, UserNotificationUI
  • watchOS specific: ClockKit
  • Shared frameworks: Accounts, AdSupport, AVFoundation, AVKit, Contacts, CoreMotion, CoreVideo, GameplayKit, Intents, IOSurface, MapKit, ReplayKit, SafariServices, SceneKit, SpriteKit, UIKit, UserNotification, VideoSubscriberAccount, VideoToolbox, WatchConnectivity, WatchKit

Known Issues

  • 4421 Two Simulators are launching while deploying an iOS App with Xcode10-beta3
  • 4532 Simulator apps with Xcode 10 are not full screen and you can't interact
  • 4305 Default MasterDetail template crashes with Xcode 10 beta 2
  • 4576 'Metal Game' fails to build
  • 4525 [ARKit] different 'Transform' matrix presentation

Using an older Xcode version

Using an older Xcode version (than the one mentioned in the above requirements) is often possible, but some features may not be available. Also, some limitations might require workarounds, e.g.:

  • The static registrar requires Xcode headers files to build applications, leading to MT0091 or MT4109 errors if API are missing. In most cases enabling the managed linker will help (by removing the API).

API Diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since the Xamarin.iOS 11.12 stable release:

Feedback

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Open Source

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