Bug 22381 - [XamarinVS.iOS 3.5] Confirmation about the new way to build IPAs
Summary: [XamarinVS.iOS 3.5] Confirmation about the new way to build IPAs
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.5
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal minor
Target Milestone: 3.5
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-26 18:23 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2014-08-27 08:50 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-08-26 18:23:31 UTC
It appears that the old method of creating IPAs in Visual Studio has been removed in Xamarin 3.5. In particular the following 2 menu items no longer exist:

- "Tools -> iOS -> Publish iOS App"

- "Build -> Build Adhoc IPA"

It seems that now all you need to do to create an IPA is run "Build -> Build ProjectName" in the Ad-Hoc configuration, just like Xamarin Studio. That's quite nice.

Am I understanding this change correctly?

If so, we can close a few other open bugs:

Comment 1 Saurabh 2014-08-27 02:19:51 UTC
I am also observing same behavior

Tools -> iOS -> Publish iOS App" is disable AND

"Build -> Build Adhoc IPA" also disable

When configuration is set to Ad-hoc and build the project, It creates IPA file on build host. I have seen the IPA on build host using 'Show IPA File In Build Server' from iOS Toolbar.

I have check it with following builds:
XVS 3.5.55
Comment 2 Saurabh 2014-08-27 04:44:37 UTC
ANd update to comment# 1, There is one more Issue: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22244 which is reported
Comment 3 Adrian Alonso 2014-08-27 08:36:06 UTC
Yes, now the IPA is built by the new msbuild targets and you can still use the ""Show IPA..." command to show the file in the mac. Please let me know if this is enough or we're missing some part.
Comment 4 Saurabh 2014-08-27 08:50:03 UTC
As per Comment#3 changing status to Verified.