The latest version of Visual Studio Community 2019 for Mac is now supported on MacinCloud Managed Servers with macOS Big Sur and later. This version of Visual Studio currently supports the latest version of Xamarin.iOS 15.2.0.17. Try a Mac Server with Visual Studio for Mac pre-installed by obtaining a Managed Server Plan to quickly get started! 


If you do not see the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac installed on your server, please contact our Support Help Desk to request a software update.



What's New?

  • .NET Core SDKs have been updated to 5.0.404 and 3.1.415
  • .NET will not be displayed in the New Project dialogue for .NET projects
  • On M1 machines, the November releases of the .NET 5.0, 6.0 and .NET Core 3.1 x64 SDKs are not currently supported by Visual Studio for Mac 8.10



Installed Components:

  • Mono Framework MDK 6.12.0.140
  • .Net Core SDK 5.0.403 and 3.1.415
  • .Net Core Runtime 5.0.12 and 3.1.21
  • Xamarin.Mac 8.2.0.17
  • Xamarin.iOS 15.2.0.17
  • Xamarin.Android 12.0.0.3



Xamarin.iOS Remote Build with Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac


If you wish to utilize Xamarin's Build Host feature with MacinCloud Managed Server Plans, please select the "enable remote build port" add-on at checkout. Notice that Xamarin.iOS Build Host app is no longer required for remote build.



System Requirements:


Visual Studio for Mac 8.10.13.11 is supported on macOS Big Sur and higher.



Note: 


MacinCloud Managed Servers with macOS Catalina will be required to run Xamarin.iOS version v14.14.2.5 or below in order for Visual Studio to function properly. If you need a Xamarin.iOS version higher than 14.14.2.5 then you will need a macOS Big Sur.



External Resources:

Visual Studio for Mac Release Notes

Visual Studio for Mac Support




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