Install on VS2017 Preview

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  1. François
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    Posted 17 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    Hi,

     

    The installer doesn't see VS2017 preview. How can I install the product there?

    Tks.

  2. Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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    Posted 17 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    Hello Francois,

    The product gets installed to a central location on your PC and not directly to any particular instance of Visual Studio, therefore you can still use it in VS 2017 Preview.

    However, you won't see the Visual Studio extensions or item templates as we do not support VSExtensions for beta or preview version of Visual Studio.

    Regards,
    Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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  3. Oscar
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    Posted 19 Apr in reply to Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. Link to this post

    That's not totally true, I can't install the Xamarin R1 2018 SP1 due to I only have Visual Studio 2017 Preview. It shows the following screen and after press ok the installation is cancelled
  4. Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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    Posted 19 Apr Link to this post

    Hi Oscar,

    That error is because your Visual Studio Preview instance doesn't have Xamarin installed.

    The quickest way to fix this is to open the Visual Studio Installer application, select "Modify" and then scroll down and find the Mobile Development with .NET workload and install it.

    Here's a screenshot to guide you:



    Regards,
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  5. Oscar
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    Posted 20 Apr Link to this post

    Hi Lance

    I've already have installed the Mobile development with .net, see my screenshot:

    I think the problem is that your installer does not check for the PREVIEW versions of Visual Studio 2017 instances

  6. Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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    Posted 20 Apr Link to this post

    Hello Oscar,

    Do you only have VS 2017 Preview installed? Then yes, you're correct, the installer doesn't iterate over preview installations as we do not officially support beta or prerelease software even though you can use UI for Xamarin from any instance.

    UI for Xamarin itself doesn't get installed to Visual Studio directly, rather it gets installed to Windows and is located by default at C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Telerik UI for Xamarin R1 2018 and any VS 2017 instance can use it.

    As far as the UI for Xamarin VSExtensions go, you can use the VS2017 Preview's Extensions and Updates dialog to install the extensions:




    Alternatives

    If you don't plan on installing a release version of VS2017, you can workaround this by either using the

    - NuGet package (via the Telerik NuGet server (or downloaded pkg file)
    - Downloading the ZIP folder (contains all the files that get installed, including demos)

    You can find these items on the UI for Xamarin downloads page, here's a screenshot to guide you:




    Regards,
    Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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  7. Oscar
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    Posted 23 Apr in reply to Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. Link to this post

    Thanks a lot for the workaround!
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