Xamarin Live Player App
The Xamarin Live Player Preview has ended. The app is no longer available. The instructions below are provided for customers continuing to use the preview with Visual Studio 2017.
You can use the XAML Previewer in Visual Studio 2019 or Visual Studio for Mac to view your screen designs as you edit them.
On startup, the Xamarin Live Player app looks like this:
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 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.