[FIXED] MS Xamarin deprecated

Issue

When exactly Microsoft announced that MS Xamarin mobile app development framework would be deprecated? I mean the date of the first announced plan that Xamarin would be deprecated.

Solution

Not sure if this qualifies as "deprecated", but during the Build 2020 conference, Microsoft announced that Xamarin Forms will be merged into the new .NET MAUI Framework.

Here’s a relevant quote from the official blog entry:

Xamarin.Forms will ship a new major version later this year, and continue to ship minor and service releases every 6 weeks through .NET 6 GA in November 2021. The final release of Xamarin.Forms will be serviced for a year after shipping, and all modern work will shift to .NET MAUI.

Note that this quote only applies to Xamarin.Forms, the cross-plattform UI Framework.

The underlying technologies Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android, which allow you to compile C# code to iOS and Android packages, are alive and kicking and have become an official part of .NET. The blog entry states:

As part of our .NET unification, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android will become part of .NET 6 as .NET for iOS and .NET for Android.

Answered By – Heinzi

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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