Maui - publish for mac from Windows10

yaron kadman 81 Reputation points

Is it possible to build a .pkg or .app file from Visual studio on Windows 10?

I followed the docs: changed to "Mac Catalyst" instead of "Windows Machine" (next to Any CPU) and then opened a terminal to the folder where the .csproj file is.
Then I ran: dotnet build -f:net7.0-maccatalyst -c:Release /p:CreatePackage=true.
It ran without errors or warnings and now I see that there are files in the bin\Release\net7.0-maccatalyst folder but I can not find a .pkg file (or .app file if I run the command without the createPackage=true).

Am I missing something? Where are the installation files?

A Microsoft open-source framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop.
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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 20,366 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @yaron kadman ,

    Building a Mac app from Windows is not supported currently, you should archive the .pkg/.app from a Mac. In addition, you can join the GitHub discussion and feedback: .NET MAUI macOS target publishing/archiving

    For more details, you can refer to Build your first .NET MAUI app - .NET MAUI | Microsoft Learn and Publish a .NET MAUI app for macOS - .NET MAUI | Microsoft Learn

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang

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