(Xamarin 3.5) "Deploy" checkboxes disabled in Configuration Manager


Starting in Xamarin 3.5, the "Deploy" checkboxes are intentionally disabled in the Visual Studio Configuration Manager for Xamarin.iOS projects:

Visual Studio Configuration Manager showing the 'Deploy' checkbox disabled for a Xamarin.iOS project in Xamarin 3.5

Instead, Xamarin.iOS projects are now deployed automatically whenever you press the "Start" toolbar button or pick the "Debug -> Start Debugging" menu item. You will still need to set the desired Xamarin.iOS app project as the "StartUp Project" before before running either of those commands.

This change eliminates an error that could appear in older versions of Xamarin (version 3.3 and earlier) when the Xamarin.iOS app project was not set to deploy:

Error dialog: The project iPhoneApp1 needs to be deployed before it can be started. Verify the project is selected to be deployed in the Solution Configuration Manager.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016 06:40PM EDT