NIX Solutions: Microsoft is Ending Support for Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms

very Microsoft product follows a lifecycle, including Xamarin. It’s crucial to understand these phases to make informed decisions about software upgrades and transitions.

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End of Support for Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Mac are now seamlessly integrated into .NET as .NET for Android, .NET for iOS, and .NET for Mac with the release of .NET 6. To ensure continued support, projects of these types should be upgraded to .NET SDK-style projects.

Xamarin.Forms has transformed into .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI), requiring existing Xamarin.Forms projects to migrate to .NET MAUI.

Support for Xamarin ceased on May 1, 2024, across all Xamarin SDKs, including Xamarin.Forms. The final versions targeting Android API 34 and Xcode 15 SDK (iOS and iPadOS 17, macOS 14) mark the end of new APIs for Xamarin.

For detailed instructions on upgrading Xamarin projects to .NET, consult the documentation – Upgrade from Xamarin to .NET & .NET MAUI.

We at NIX Solutions will keep you updated on any further developments regarding Xamarin’s lifecycle and transition to .NET.