Xamarin.iOS 13.6 Release Notes

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To see installation instructions for both Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio 2019, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/get-started/installation

Requirements

  • The latest features and APIs require Xcode 11.2 and the bundled iOS, tvOS and watchOS SDKs
  • Apple Xcode 11.2 requires a Mac running macOS 10.14.4 (Mojave) or newer
  • Visual Studio 2019 or Visual Studio for Mac

What's New in this Release

Support for Xcode 11.2

For more information you can consult the Xcode 11.2 release notes from Apple.

Support for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2

See our API diff to browse the latest changes.

For more information you can consult the iOS & iPadOS 13.2 release notes from Apple.

Release History

This version of Xamarin.iOS corresponds to our 16.3 (d16-3) milestone.

  • November 5, 2019 - Xamarin.iOS 13.6.0.12

You can learn more about how we ship our releases in the Visual Studio 2019 Release Rhythm document.

November 5, 2019 - Xamarin.iOS 13.6.0.12

This version is included in Visual Studio for Mac 8.3.7.1

Updated frameworks

  • 7324 - ARKit
  • 7315 - AuthenticationServices
  • 7322 - CallKit
  • 7327 - CoreGraphics
  • 7216 - CoreImage
  • 7329 - CoreMedia
  • 7268 - HomeKit
  • Network
    • Most of the Networking API, new in Xcode 11, have been added except for NWFramer.
    • Old APIs have been improved to be more object-orientated and self-explanatory.
    • Here's a list of all the changes:
  • 7331 - MapKit
  • 7294 - StoreKit
  • 7290 - UIKit
  • 7202 - WatchKit

Enhancements

  • 7304 - [Generator] Allow single level nested classes

Issues

  • 7291 - [AVFoundation] Add AVMetadata enums for iOS 13
  • 17240 - [Runtime] Add drawing type converters to mobile profiles

Known Issues

Using an older Xcode version

Using an older Xcode version (than the one mentioned in the above requirements) is often possible. For more information see the following documentation.

API Diff

The following documents contains a complete list of the API changes since the Xamarin.iOS 13.4 stable release:

Integrated Mono Features/Fixes

Xamarin.iOS uses a customized runtime and base class libraries (BCL) from Mono 6.4 Commit 3775d5ac

Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. If there are any problems with this release, check the Xamarin.iOS 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.iOS is based on the following open-source repositories: