Xamarin Live Player App
Get the App
Xamarin Live Player is available for Android from Google Play:
For Android devices without Google Play the Xamarin Live Player is available through HockeyApp distribution. Additionally, early preview builds for Android can be installed directly from Google Play by opting in to the open beta program
Using the App
On startup, the Xamarin Live Player app looks like this (on iOS and Android respectively):
When you press Pair to Visual Studio, use the camera to scan the barcode showing on your computer:
If the connection is successful, the code should run on the device almost immediately (such as the Calculator sample):
Press the information button (i) on the bottom of the app to reveal the Options menu:
View logs to diagnose problems.
- Toggle display of compile and runtime errors.
- Version information.
- Send feedback.
To connect a device for the first time, follow the instructions in Requirements & Setup. You can pair multiple devices (for example an iOS and an Android), and manage them via the IDE.
In Visual Studio, choose Tools > Xamarin Live Player > Manage Devices...
This window lets you do the following:
- Pair a new device by scanning the code
- Alternatively pair a device by typing the code displayed on its screen
- Remove existing devices from the list
You can also access this window from the device list.
If you experience any issues see limitations and troubleshooting.