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Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin

Deliver native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with a single shared .NET code base.

Apps built using Xamarin look and feel native, because they are.

Target Android, iOS, and Windows with platform specific C#

Target all platforms

Single shared codebase for Android, iOS, and Windows

Share code everywhere. Use the same language, APIs and data structures for 75+% of app code across all mobile development platforms.

Develop on PC or Mac

World-class IDEs on your preferred OS

Use Visual Studio, a fully-featured and extensible IDE on Windows. Or, use Visual Studio for Mac, a rich IDE for macOS. Both offer UI designers, efficient code editing, debugging and publishing tools, and more.

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A multitude of features and benefits with Standard or Annual Cloud subscription

Exciting benefits

Tools, cloud services, support and training

With a Visual Studio Standard or Annual Cloud subscription, you get additional features in your Visual Studio IDE, as well as benefits such as access to on-demand content from the Xamarin University curriculum, free tools and special offers, and up to $150 Azure credit each month. Members of the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program also enjoy select content from Xamarin University.

Open Source

Available under the MIT license

The Xamarin SDKs, Xamarin.Forms, and Mono runtime are open source on GitHub. We’re excited for your contributions!

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What customers say

FOX Sports

“With Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin, we deliver a native app experience, so it is easy and fun to use.”


“With Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin, we can add a new feature across all devices in weeks or days. In the past, it would take us months to achieve feature parity.”