Xamarin for

Visual Studio

Build Apps for iOS, Android and
Windows with .NET and C#.

A Single Solution for Mobile:
iOS, Android and Windows

Xamarin provides Visual Studio add-ins so that you can develop your iOS, Android and Windows apps all in a single solution. The Xamarin extensions support building, deploying, and debugging on simulator or device.

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Develop native iOS apps in Visual Studio

Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio allows native iOS applications to be developed and tested on Windows computers, with a networked Mac providing the build and deployment services. Xamarin provides new Visual Studio features that enable iOS development, including iOS device Toolbar, File > New Project for iOS apps, and iOS Project Property pages.


Explore unfamiliar APIs fluently with code completion and IntelliSense.

Code completion and IntelliSense inside Visual Studio enable you to explore the expansive landscape of iOS and Android APIs, simply by typing. Quickly lookup types, methods, and discover API functionality without breaking your train of thought.



2013 Partner of the Year

Microsoft awarded Xamarin the VSIP Modern Application Partner of the Year in August 2013. Xamarin is also winner of the Visual Studio Magazine 2013 Readers Choice award.


A better way to design.

Xamarin for Visual Studio integrates the world’s best Android UI designer, allowing you to
effortlessly create native user interfaces without touching a line of XML.


You can keep your tool belt in place.

Stay productive by continuing to leverage the entire Microsoft ecosystem, including ReSharper, Team Foundation Server (TFS), TeamCity, Jenkins, and your favorite code coverage and profiling tools, to develop iOS and Android apps in C#.

Modern debugger.

Track down bugs using the full power of a modern debugger, which can debug your app whether it's running in a simulator, or live on a device. Set breakpoints, step through code, and watch values change during execution.


Xamarin Visual Studio add-ins are available with Xamarin Business and Enterprise subscriptions.


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