Project Wizard for Visual Studio for Mac

This article introduces the Telerik UI for Xamarin.Forms Project Wizard for Visual Studio for Mac. The project wizard is a Visual Studio add-in that improves the getting started experience for Telerik customers. It provides a project template that is pre-setup with all requirements to run our components so the customers can start writing their apps right away.

Installation

First, you have to install the project wizard add-in package. Open the Visual Studio Extension Manager and select the Install form file... option. Figure 1 shows how to access the Extension Manager.

Figure 1: Accessing Visual Studio Extensions

Visual Studio Extensions

Once you have accessed the Extension Manager, the following dialog will appear and you should look for the Install from file option.

Figure 2: Reaching the Extension Manager

Visual Studio Extensions

Navigate to the ProjectTemplateXamarin.mpack file. It is located in the Extensions folder inside the installation folder of the suite.

Figure 3: The ProjectTemplate location

Visual Studio Extensions

If the add-in is successfully added to Visual Studio, you should see it in the IDE extensions section.

Restart Xamarin Studio to complete the installation.

New Telerik Forms App

Now you can create a new project using the Telerik Project Template.

Figure 4: Create New Project Dialog

Xamarin Studio Create new project

The Telerik Forms App template can be found in Other > Miscellaneous section.

Figure 5: Telerik Forms App template

Xamarin Studio Create new project

Follow the steps to setup your app.

When you are done the project will contain all required packages and binaries and you can start writing your app right away.

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