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Created attachment 23766 [details]
Xamarin Updater is installed
After installing the Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3.0, I followed these instructions to install the Xamarin Updater:
The first screenshot (attached) shows that the Xamarin Updater is installed, however it does not show up in the System info (also attached). I installed Xamarin.VisualStudio.Updater.0.5.1.vsix. Attempting to install it again reports "The extension is already installed".
Next, I attempted to use the following instructions to use the Updater to install the Xamarin Live Player:
However, Xamarin Live Player is not offered for installation in the Updates > Xamarin Preview window (second screenshot). Also, notice that Xamarin Live Player is not listed in the first screenshot (not installed).
Created attachment 23767 [details]
But Xamarin Live Player is not offered
Created attachment 23768 [details]
I have exactly the same problem - fresh installation of VS2017 15.3.0, unable to use Live Player, and no updates in Extensions and Updates.
James has more info on this issue here:
This is now fixed. Try grabbing the latest bits from the Xamarin Updater, and you will see downloads available. Once these are installed, you can enable the Xamarin Live Player functionality by going to Tools -> Options -> Xamarin -> Other -> Enable Live Player.