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Xamarin 4.x Cross-Platform Application Development - Third Edition by Jonathan Peppers

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Installing Xamarin on Mac OS X

After installing Xcode, there are several other dependencies that need to be installed, prior to developing with Xamarin's tooling. Luckily, Xamarin has improved the experience by creating a simple all-in-one installer.

Install Xamarin by performing the following steps:

  1. Go to http://xamarin.com and click on the large Download Xamarin button.
  2. Fill out some basic information about yourself and click Download Xamarin Studio for OS X.
  3. Download XamarinInstaller.dmg and mount the disk image.
  4. Launch the Xamarin.app and accept any OS X security warnings that appear.
  5. Progress through the installer; the default options will work fine. You can optionally install Xamarin.Mac, but that topic is not covered in this book.

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