[FIXED] Cannot get list of iOS simulators in Debug Target from Visual Studio 2022 on Windows


I have the problem that I’m not able to see the list of iOS simulators in Visual Studio Debug Target on my Windows PC

I’ve just made a total upgrade of my Xamarin development environment including now latest VS 2022, latest OS on my Mac, latest XCode version 14 and latest version of Xamarin on my PC and Mac. I have successfully paired to my Mac from Visual Studio.

On my Mac I’ve just tried to refresh the list of Debug devices as described in Microsoft Docs:

Delete your ~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices folder.
Run killall -9 com.apple.CoreSimulator.CoreSimulatorService.
Run xcrun simctl list devices.

.. but still no result. All I can select in my Debug Target is Local Device, Remote Device and Simulator.

Before this upgrade I had no problem seeing all the simulators.

I will really appreciate if anybody have some good ideas of what I can do to solve this.

Following is my list of installed components from VS About box:

Xamarin (d17-3@a0ff24b)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin Designer (remotes/origin/d17-3@e4f67afef)
Visual Studio extension to enable Xamarin Designer tools in Visual Studio.

Xamarin Templates 17.2.28 (9b3d244)
Templates for building iOS, Android, and Windows apps with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK (87f98a75e)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support


Please be noted that XCode 14 is not yet supported in Xamarin.iOS or .NET MAUI, you need downgrade your Xcode version to 13.4.1 and could download it from the downloads page in the Apple Developer Portal. For more information, you can refer to https://github.com/xamarin/xamarin-macios/issues/15954

Answered By – Alexandar May – MSFT

Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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