Xamarin.iOS 8.99

Xamarin's support for the iOS 9 Beta Releases

Xamarin.iOS 8.99

The Xamarin.iOS 8.99.x series is based on our upcoming 8.12 release and introduces support for Apple's iOS 9.0 APIs.

Our preview versions are designed to rapidly track the changes on Apple's iOS 9 betas and have the same limitations and API guarantees that a standard Apple iOS beta has. APIs will change and will be updated continuously as the beta process moves forward.

Important Notes

You will need to use Mac OSX 10.10.4 (Yosemite) to run this (both because Xcode 7 Beta 6 requires the latest Yosemite service release, and because Xamarin's support for El Capitan has not been released yet).

Apple releases notes contains a list of changes and pending issues for both iOS 9 and Xcode 7 that you should review.

Xamarin iOS 8.99.4

This preview is based on Xcode 7 beta 6 and provide additional bindings for iOS 9 beta 5 API. Note: iOS beta 6 was not released along the new Xcode.

The following document contains a complete list of the API changes from 8.10.3 to 8.99.4.

Xamarin iOS 8.99.3

This preview is based on Xcode 7 beta 5 and provide additional bindings for iOS 9 beta 5 API.

The following document contains a complete list of the API changes from 8.10.3 to 8.99.3.

Xamarin iOS 8.99.2

This preview is based on Xcode 7 beta 4 and provide additional bindings for iOS 9 beta 4 API.

The following document contains a complete list of the API changes from 8.10.3 to 8.99.2.

Xamarin iOS 8.99.1

This preview is based on Xcode 7 beta 3 and provide additional bindings for new iOS 9 beta 3frameworks, including:

  • New GameplayKitLibrary framework;
  • New MetalKitLibrary framework;
  • New MetalPerformanceShadersLibrary framework; and
  • Several additions to existing frameworks;

The following document contains a complete list of the API changes from 8.10.3 to 8.99.1.

Xamarin iOS 8.99.0

This preview is based on Xcode 7 beta 2 and provide partial bindings for new API that are available in iOS 9 beta 2, including:

  • New Contacts framework;
  • New ContactsUI framework;
  • New CoreSpotlight framework;
  • New ModelIO framework;
  • New ReplayKit framework;
  • New WatchConnectivity framework; and
  • Several additions to existing frameworks;

The following document contains a complete list of the API changes from 8.10 to 8.99.0.

Known Issues in 8.99.x

  • The current previews do not include support for watchOS 2.0 projects. A future preview will introduce the new platform.
  • Some features (e.g. tagging assets for app slicing) requires IDE support. Preview of those features will become available in newer builds of Xamarin Studio and the Xamarin Visual Studio addin.

Xamarin Workbook

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