Below I have explained how to setup Xamarin environment on mac operating system step by step.
1. Download Visual studio :
Download Visual Studio with below link
At Microsoft website, you will have three options of Visual Studio edition to choose from. Choose one according to your need. To download Visual Studio just click on download button and an installer .dmg file will be downloaded.
2. Install Visual Studio:
Click on downloaded dmg file and below screen will be presented
Select from the different Platforms you need to develop apps for on Xamarin and press the Install button. Once Visual Studio installation is complete, we need to setup environment for both Android and Apple.
3. Setup Android SDK:
To setup Android SDK open Visual Studio and go to :-
Tools -> SDK Manager ->Android -> Locations
Set path for SDK ,NDK and JDK to your local machine locations. Once correct path is given a green tick will appear on right.This completes our Android SDK setup.
4. Apple Setup (for both iOS and Mac apps development):
You need latest Xcode to setup Apple environment. If you have Xcode preinstalled on your machine then it automatically configures and we don’t have to do anything. If you are installing Xcode after installation of Visual Studio then follow below steps to setup.
a. Download latest Xcode from apple store and Install it on your machine.
b. Go to Tool -> SDK Manager -> Apple
Give path to your Xcode.app . You will see green check mark once the correct path is given. This completes Apple environment setup.
That is all. Now you can start your Android and iOS development on Xamarin. Happy Coding!