Xamarin.Android 8.3 Release Notes

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Release History

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May 31st, 2018 - Xamarin.Android

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7.3 release.

Issues Fixed
  • GitHub 1651 Bundled app initialization error (vs 15.7 preview)
  • GitHub 1657 [Xamarin.Android.Build.Tasks] Designer items should be const for apps.
  • GitHub 1679 System.Memory facade is missing from the installation
  • GitHub 1731 [Xamarin.Android.Build.Tasks] Fix Intellisense errors for switch statements

May 7th, 2018 - Xamarin.Android

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 release.

Issues Fixed
  • Bugzilla 58413 Environment.Tickcount is changed when the date is changed in android.
  • GitHub 1498 Unable to build against preview Android API levels.
  • GitHub 1541 Aapt2 Task fails with Error Access to the path obj\Debug\monoandroid81\android\src is denied.
  • GitHub 1511 Unstable framework versions are used when $(AndroidUselatestPlatformSDK)=true.
  • GitHub 1474 Fix an issue where the 'ref' nuget is not found on windows.
  • GitHub 1262 Managed Resource Parser is not aware of some Resource types, and fails to provide intellisense for them.
  • DevCom 202643 The "ConvertResourcesCases" task failed unexpectedly.
  • GitHub 1323 Updates CalculateProjectDependencies to match new spec.
  • GitHub 1327 Adds support for Generated Resources via VSForMac.
  • GitHub 1321 Adds tests for <ResolveSdks/>
  • GitHub 1221 Prevents $(AndroidUseLatestPlatformSdk) from using Unstable APIs
  • GitHub 1287 Adds Default Metadata for @(AndroidResource) Items.
  • GitHub 1154 Improves .NET Standard support.
  • GitHub 1331 Fixes Proguard crash on startup - preserves ManagedPeer class.
Integrated Mono Features/Fixes

Xamarin.Android uses Mono 5.10 Commit ea8a24b1

What's New in this Release

TLS 1.2+ Support by Default

Xamarin.Android introduces BTLS as default TLS 1.2+ provider.

OSS Core

Xamarin.Android 8.3 is based on the open-source Xamarin.Android repositories: