Will Microsoft Support for Xamarin Stop (2021?)

Matt 51 Reputation points
2021-01-22T19:43:23.457+00:00

"Where does it leave Xamarin.Native development (Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Android)? Both will be incorporated into the .NET 6 Platform and renamed to .NET for iOS & .NET for Android respectively. They’ll get CLI support as well: dotnet new ios & dotnet new android, making development even faster." - Article Excerpt

Can someone elaborate on how support will continue for developing on xamarin.ios now and then the .net ios?

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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 70,966 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-01-25T01:37:29.983+00:00

    Hello,​

    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Can someone elaborate on how support will continue for developing on xamarin.ios now and then the .net ios?

    Now we are continue for developing on xamarin.ios before .NET MAUI General Availability (November 2021). After November 2021, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android will become part of .NET 6 as .NET for iOS and .NET for Android. Because these bindings are projections of the SDKs shipped from Apple and Google, nothing changes there, however build tooling, target framework monikers, and runtime framework monikers will be updated to match all other .NET 6 workloads. Our commitment to keeping .NET developers up-to-date with the latest mobile SDKs is foundational to .NET MAUI and remains firm. When .NET 6 ships, we expect to ship a final release of Xamarin SDKs in their current form that will be serviced for a year. All modern work will at that time shift to .NET 6.

    Xamarin.Forms will ship a new major version later this year, and continue to ship minor and service releases every 6 weeks through .NET 6 GA in November 2021. The final release of Xamarin.Forms will be serviced for a year after shipping, and all modern work will shift to .NET MAUI.

    For details, you can refer to this thread:https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-net-multi-platform-app-ui/#transitioning-from-xamarin-forms-to-net-maui

    And Here is Roadmap for .NET MAUI.

    https://github.com/dotnet/maui/wiki/Roadmap

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu


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