I’ve been developing native iOS, macOS and Android with Xamarin for years now. I love C# and Xamarin Studio is an incredible IDE.
However, I prefer to work with
.storyboards in Xcode Interface Builder opposed to Xamarin Studio’s built-in designer.
Within Xamarin Studio you can open these files in Xcode easily using the “Open with…” action menu, but I wanted it to use Xcode by default.
Yesterday I wrote a simple add-in for Xamarin Studio that sets Xcode Interface Builder as the default designer for
You can check out the source or just follow these steps to install the add-in and use in Xamarin Studio:
- Download the
.mpackfile of the latest release
- Launch Xamarin Studio, open the Xamarin Studio menu and select Add-ins…
- In the bottom left of the Add-in Manager dialog, click Install from file…
- Choose the
.mpackfile you downloaded in step 1.
- When prompted, select Install
With the add-in installed, double-clicking
.storyboard files will open them in Xcode Interface Builder. Xamarin Studio’s designer can still be used via the “Open with…” action menu.