Does Xamarin 14.20 exist? If so, how can I persuade VS 2019 to use it?

Andy Pennell [MSFT] 11 Reputation points
2021-09-06T23:10:58.22+00:00

Went through the usual upgrade-hell-cycle of MacOS->Xcode->VS2019 and my VS says this when pairing to my Mac:
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However 14.20 is not listed as a version on the Latest Release page. So why is my VS 2019 demanding it?

And yes, I cannot build anything iOS-Xamarin at this point.

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  1. Kyle Wang 5,531 Reputation points
    2021-09-07T01:42:08.81+00:00

    Hi AndyPennellMSFT-5724,

    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Yes, according to the document Xamarin.iOS release notes and API changes, we can only get Xamarin.iOS 16.19.

    So a workaround is uninstalling the Xamarin.iOS on your Mac using the script provides in Uninstall Xamarin.iOS.

    Then download and install Xamarin.iOS 16.19. When you re-connect to Mac with Visual Studio, it may pop up "Xamarin.iOS versions mismatch". Just select "Cancel => OK". Now you can use Xamarin.iOS normally.

    Checking the Xamarin.iOS Release on GitHub, we see that xamarin-ios-14.20.0.24 exists. For this issue "14.20.0.25", you can submit an issue on GitHub: xamarin/xamarin-macios.

    Regards,
    Kyle


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