• How to upgrade Xamarin for Visual Studio to the Latest Version

    by  • April 1, 2017 • Android with C# and .NET, Xamarin Mobile App Development • 0 Comments

    We have already worked with some of the features of Xamarin and built an Android application using Xamarin for Visual Studio and C#.  We’re getting back to Xamarin Android app development after a while, and the first important thing to do is to check if the Xamarin for Visual Studio is the latest version or we need to upgrade it.

    Check Current Version of Xamarin for Visual Studio

    • Open Visual Studio
    • Go to Help
    • Click About Microsoft Visual Studio
    • From the Installed Products scroll down window find out Xamarin
    • Check the version of Xamarin for Visual Studio installed on your system

    We currently have version 4.2.1.62.

    check current version of xamarin for visual studio

    However, during this time, Xamarin’s new version is out and we need to upgrade it.

    Upgrade Xamarin for Visual Studio to Latest Version

    • Open Visual Studio
    • Go to Tools
    • Select Options
    • From the list, find out Xamarin
    • Click Other
    • Click Check Now
    • If a new version is available, Click Download

    This will install and setup latest version of Xamarin for Visual Studio.

    upgrade xamarin for visual studio to latest version

    Make sure, you download stable version which you can select from the dropdown as shown in the above screenshot. If you run into any problem while upgrading, try running Visual Studio in Administrator mode as “Run as Administrator” and then try the above steps.

    Now you’re ready to have fun with Xamarin and Android App development in Visual Studio using C#.




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