Xamarin Studio 6.0 now available for download with dark theme & more
Xamarin Studio 6.0 is now available for download for developers. Xamarin Studio 6.0 is the biggest and best release of Xamarin Studio yet. The type system is now powered by Roslyn, Microsoft’s open source .NET compiler platform, enhanced code completion, full C# 6.0 support, dark theme support, updates to the project model, NuGet, iOS and Android designers, tvOS support, enhanced debugging, a new formatting engine, and the list goes on.
Xamarin Studio’s type system is now based on Roslyn, Microsoft’s open source .NET compiler platform. Even though this is an internal change, it has several practical benefits:
The behavior of code completion is more accurate and will work much better when a file contains syntax or semantic errors.
Refactoring operations cover more cases and are more reliable.
C# 6.0 is now fully supported for code completion and refactoring operations.
The formatting engine got replaced and it now defaults to the Visual Studio format. Indenting with spaces is easier and feels like tab based indenting.
Typing flow got improved and is now more fluid.
Code completion import symbol support greatly improved – will no longer interfere with the typing flow and it doesn’t have a performance impact.
The new formatting engine is now compatible with Visual Studio, but does not support custom formatting schemes from prior versions of Xamarin Studio because of the changed engine & option model.
Find the full change log here.