Objective-C for Windows
The Windows Bridge for iOS (also referred to as WinObjC) is a Microsoft open-source project that provides an Objective-C development environment for Visual Studio and support for iOS APIs. The bridge allows you to create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that will run on many Windows devices by re-using your Objective-C code and iOS APIs alongside Windows 10 features like Cortana and Windows Notifications.
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To use the bridge you'll need: - Windows 10, build 10586 or higher. Validate your version number here. - Visual Studio 2017 with Windows developer tools. Visual Studio 2017 Community is available for free here.
Ensure the following individual components are selected during installation. Selecting the Universal Windows Platform development workflow should give most of the below
NOTE: Please also install the Mobile development with .NET workflow option (Xamarin Tools) due to a bug in Nugetizer (See Issue 5026)
To get started with an existing Xcode Project, you will also need: - Chocolatey, a package manager for windows. See how to install the latest version here - winobjc-tools, the command line tools for WinObjC. Run the below command from powershell (Admin) to get the latest version:
choco upgrade winobjc-tools(more information about this command and its options can be found here. If you want to use develop packages add
--preto the command.)
When using the bridge, the first thing you'll want to do is generate a Visual Studio solution from your Xcode project:
C:\> cd C:\MyProject
A great way to learn more about the bridge and its features is building and running the samples of the SDK, which contain many code examples. We recommend starting with the WOCCatalog sample app, which demonstrates an assortment of iOS and XAML UI controls:
For more detailed step by step instructions, see the Quick Start Tutorial page of the wiki.
The following resources will help you get started. For more information, check out:
There are many ways to contribute to the Windows Bridge for iOS: - Submit bugs & issues and help us verify fixes as they are checked in. - Review source code changes. - Submit a bug fix or feature implementation via pull request. - Follow @WindowsDev on Twitter and join the discussion using the #WinObjC hashtag. - Engage with other users and developers on StackOverflow and tag your questions with WinObjC.
See our contribution guidance in the wiki for more details on how to contribute to the project.
Additional Visual Studio Components Needed for Contributors: 1. C# and Visual Basic 2. Visual Studio SDK 3. .NET Framework 4.6 targeting pack 4. C++ Profiling Tools
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