Installing Xamarin on Windows
Since Microsoft acquired Xamarin in 2016, Xamarin is included with any edition of Visual Studio. The editions are as follows:
- Visual Studio Community: This is a free version available to anyone. There are restrictions for using this edition for companies.
- Visual Studio Professional: This is the general edition companies should use. On the Visual Studio side, it includes features for Team Foundation Server.
- Visual Studio Enterprise: Contains additional features in both Visual Studio and Xamarin. Xamarin features include embedded assemblies, the live Xamarin Inspector, and the Xamarin profiler.
When first setting up a Windows PC for Xamarin development, there are two choices to consider. If you already have Visual Studio, ...