Xamarin Live Player for Xamarin.Forms

The Xamarin Live Player helps you get started with Xamarin.Forms development by learning to build mobile apps that you can test on your Android device. To get started, download the Xamarin Live Player, pair it to Visual Studio, and deploy your code, and test the app.

The Xamarin Live Player Preview is designed as a getting started sandbox for developers to get their ideas visualized on a device quickly. Since the source code is interpreted you may reach the limitations after some time and need to fully compile your app for device or emulator.

Preview feature


Live Player Preview is only available in Visual Studio 2017.

Get started with Xamarin Live Player

Xamarin Live Player: Code, Scan, Test

  1. Download the app by following the Xamarin Live Player setup instructions.
  2. Enable the Xamarin Live Player in Preferences, then select your device from the Devices list.
  3. Manage Live Player devices to scan a QR code to pair your device to Visual Studio.
  4. The app runs right on your phone or tablet.

Xamarin Live Player setup

Download the Xamarin Live Player and configure your IDE to use it with Xamarin.Forms apps from Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio for Mac.

Xamarin Live Player App

Using the Xamarin Live Player app.


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