Develop Xamarin Forms XAML UI without recompilation!

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Save XAML file for instant UI update

How Xamarin Forms Live works?

We inject some code into your Xamarin Forms app that makes it listen for UI updates.

Visual Studio extension handles document saves and sends updated UI to your application.

Xamarin Forms Live code is only injected in Debug configuration. It can also be disabled by defining `DISABLE_XAMARINFORMSLIVE` compilation symbol.

No need to learn anything new

Just install and use!


Familiar workflow

Normal application debugging with the benefit of Live UI Update

Easy to use

No configuration needed

Simple installation

Just install VS extension and NuGet package

Time saver

Saves tons of time and money on UI development

Don't waste development time

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Instructions

For PCL based projects

  1. Install Visual Studio extension
  2. In Visual Studio wait for Settings window to appear and click Start Trial. You can also find it in Tools -> Xamarin Forms Live settings
  3. Open Package Manager Console
  4. Choose your common PCL project as a Default Project
  5. Run: install-package XamarinFormsLive Installation instructions

For project with Shared files

  1. Install Visual Studio extension
  2. In Visual Studio wait for Settings window to appear and click Start Trial. You can also find it in Tools -> Xamarin Forms Live settings
  3. Open Package Manager Console
  4. Choose a project you want to enable Live update for, i.e. MyApp.Android
  5. Run: install-package XamarinFormsLive

Now you can start debugging session.

Xamarin Forms Live server starts automatically and will ask for elevated rights to listen for TCP connections. You can modify any XAML file in your common project and upon saving you will see changes immediately.

You can find Xamarin Forms Live settings under Tools menu in Visual Studio

NB! At the moment only Android emulators and UWP are supported. iOS support is coming soon.

Xamarin Forms Live has a trial period of 14 days since the activation. After initial trial is expired you will need to purchase a license to continue using Xamarin Forms Live.

1-4 licenses: 99$
5 and more licenses: 84$
3 month license for $19

You can upgrade to a full license after first three months and get a discount equal to a license price

* Licenses are permanent and bound to your PC
* Contact us if you want to tranfser license to another computer