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.
First, you have to download the ProjectTemplateXamarin.mpack file from the Telerik UI for Xamarin product download page inside your Telerik account. Go to Download Product Files for exact steps on how to navigate to the download page.
Then, 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
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
Navigate to the ProjectTemplateXamarin.mpack file.
Figure 3: The ProjectTemplate location
If the add-in is successfully added to Visual Studio, you should see it in the IDE extensions section.
Restart Visual Studio for Mac to complete the installation.
Now you can create a new project using the Telerik Project Template.
Figure 4: Create New Project Dialog
The Telerik Xamarin UI Application template can be found in Other > .NET section.
Figure 5: Telerik Xamarin UI Application template
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.