Xamarin.Mac 5.2

Xamarin.Mac 5.2

Last Update: 11/07/2018

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Requirements

  • The latest features and APIs require Xcode 10.1 and the bundled macOS SDK
  • Apple Xcode 10.1 requires a Mac running macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) or newer

What's New in this Release

There are two major improvements worth calling out:

  • Improved 10.14 support - In some cases drawing corruptions could occur in AppKit, causing rather strange behavior.
  • Improved build performance - In many cases actool was running every build, unnecessarily forcing rebuilds in common cases. By caching these results, build times after no changes are significantly improved.

Release History

This version of Xamarin.Mac corresponds to our 15.9 (d15-9) milestone.

  • November 7, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.1.10
  • October 24, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.1.9
  • October 2, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.0.0
  • September 11, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.8.0.22
  • August 21, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.8.0.1

You can learn more about how we ship our releases in the Visual Studio 2017 Release Rhythm document.

November 7, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.1.10

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 5 release.

This version includes support for Xcode 10.1.

October 24, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.1.9

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 4 release.

Issues Fixed

  • 4848 - [runtime] NSAlertView on Mojave appears blank
  • 4509 - [runtime] Close button disappeared

Enhancements

  • 3584 - [msbuild] Cache actool results

October 2, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 5.2.0.0

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 3 release.

Enhancements

  • 693034 - Include Xcode 10 support (SDK, API and tools) from Xamarin.Mac 5.0

Issues Fixed

  • 3976 - [mmp] Add automatic detection of NetworkExtension.framework usage

September 11, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.8.0.22

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 2 release.

Enhancements

  • 4133 - [foundation] Add more useful information inside NSErrorException.Message property
  • 4271 - [runtime] Make exception marshaling work with system mono
  • 4308 - [open source] Fix resetting a README dependency when the hash exists, but the branch does not
  • 4442 - [open source] Update runtime.h to fix build errors with Embeddinator 4000
  • 4569 - [mmp] Show a nice error if user tries to build a 32-bit app with Xcode 10

Issues Fixed

  • 3724 - [debugger] Cannot step into the NSUrlSessionHandler.cs code
  • 4130 - [runtime] Always release blocks on the main thread (crash in WKWebView)
  • 4235 - [msbuild] Fix error MT0099 : Internal error : Not all assemblies for Xamarin.Sdk have link tasks
  • 4237 - [msbuild] Fix MT2002: Failed to resolve assembly: ...
  • 4254 - [objcruntime] Class.GetHandle not handle byref types (crash linked to becomeFirstResponder)
  • 4384 - [mmp] Fix MissingMethodException when mono 5.12 is used
  • 4422 - [mmp] Fix no type or protocol named 'MTKViewDelegate' after adding mtouch argument --registrar:static
  • 4594 - [mmp] Ensure additional arguments are last (and can override msbuild arguments from response file)

Integrated Mono Features/Fixes

Xamarin.Mac uses a customized runtime and base class libraries (BCL) from Mono 2018-04.

August 21, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.8.0.1

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 1 release.

Integrated Mono Features/Fixes

Xamarin.Mac uses a customized runtime and base class libraries (BCL) from Mono 2018-02.

Additional information can be found in Mono release notes.

API Diff

This document contains a complete list of the API changes since the Xamarin.Mac 5.0 stable release.

Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. If there are any problems with this release, check the Xamarin.Mac Forums and Xamarin Mac/iOS Github Repository for existing issues. If you do not find any matching issue, please feel free to start a new discussion and report an issue.

Open Source

Xamarin.Mac is based on the following open-source repositories:

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