Bug 54225 - Cannot install Xamarin updates in Visual Studio
Summary: Cannot install Xamarin updates in Visual Studio
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 4.3.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-29 14:35 UTC by YLNK
Modified: 2017-04-06 18:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description YLNK 2017-03-29 14:35:18 UTC
When Visual Studio is opened there is no popup message to install Xamarin updates.

In Tools > Options > Xamarin > Other > 'Check Now', it says the updates are downloaded, but clicking Install does nothing.
Comment 1 Ben Beckley 2017-03-29 15:38:54 UTC

Could you please share what XVS version you are experiencing this with?

Thank you.
Comment 3 YLNK 2017-03-29 15:46:03 UTC
I think you mean the Xamarin version right? It says "Xamarin" in Help > About

The update in 'Stable' is 'Xamarin'

The updates in beta are 'Xamarin', 'Xamarin iOS Simulator', and 'Xamarin Profiler 1.4.0'

The behaviour is the same whether I am trying to install Stable, beta or alpha updates
Comment 4 Ben Beckley 2017-03-29 23:19:12 UTC
You are correct; thank you for providing the build version.

Changing the status back to NEW because the requested information was provided.
Comment 5 YLNK 2017-03-30 16:09:52 UTC
As a warning to anyone else experiencing this issue, DO NOT download the update manually and install it with the .visx, I just tried this and it completely bricked my Xamarin installation.
Comment 6 Daniel Cazzulino 2017-04-05 10:50:54 UTC
Please share you *Visual Studio* version.
Comment 7 YLNK 2017-04-06 17:48:10 UTC
At the time the updates weren't working, I was not able to install them in VS2015 OR VS2017.

I am now using only VS2017 for Xamarin development
Comment 8 Daniel Cazzulino 2017-04-06 18:37:59 UTC
In VS2017, updates are shipped as part of Visual Studio. Whenever updates are available, you can install them via the new Visual Studio Installer.