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Xamarin Profiler 1.6.13

Collects & displays information about apps from inside Visual Studio

Category: Developer Tools
Price: Free
Popularity: Medium
Version String: 1.6.13
Release Date: 2019-10-09
Architecture: Intel
Minimum OS: macOS 10.11
Vendor Name: Microsoft Corporation
Homepage: docs.microsoft.com

Version History 1.6.13

You can find release notes for this version here: [docs.microsoft.com]


Xamarin is an open-source platform for building modern and performant applications for iOS, Android, and Windows with .NET. Xamarin is an abstraction layer that manages communication of shared code with underlying platform code. Xamarin runs in a managed environment that provides conveniences such as memory allocation and garbage collection.

Xamarin enables developers to share an average of 90% of their application across platforms. This pattern allows developers to write all of their business logic in a single language (or reuse existing application code) but achieve native performance, look, and feel on each platform.

Xamarin applications can be written on PC or Mac and compile into native application packages, such as an .apk file on Android, or an .ipa file on iOS.

The Xamarin Profiler provides developers with a way to profile applications from inside Visual Studio for Mac or Visual Studio. The profiler collects and displays information about the app, which can then be used by the developer to analyze an application’s behavior. There are a number of different ways to profile an application with the Xamarin Profiler, namely memory profiling and statistical sampling. These are carried out through the Allocations and Time Profiler instruments respectively.

Xamarin is for developers with the following goals:
- Share code, test and business logic across platforms.
- Write cross-platform applications in C# with Visual Studio.

Visual Studio for Mac
Currently, the Xamarin Profiler can be used to test Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Mac applications on Mac (Via Visual Studio for Mac). The profiler is a separate process from the IDE, and so, in addition to launching from Visual Studio for Mac, it can be used as a standalone application to examine .exe and .mlpd files which have been produced from the mono log profiler.