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  • Question

  • User169500 posted

    Trying to publish an app but the option in the android tools menu is not there after updating VS.

    I have disable 'Use Shared Runtime', built the app in release mode and selected the project in the solution window.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:43 PM

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  • User169500 posted

    So they have removed this option and you have to do it via Archive Manager.

    Couldn't find any actual documentation to announce this.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:19 PM

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  • User169500 posted

    So they have removed this option and you have to do it via Archive Manager.

    Couldn't find any actual documentation to announce this.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:19 PM
  • User13824 posted

    For cross-referencing, in case anyone else comes across this thread first when searching about this:

    Android Archive Manager and Publishing

    ... The new Archive command replaces the old Build > Export Android Package (.apk) and Tools > Android > Publish Android App commands.

    (https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/vs/xamarin.vs4/xamarin.vs4.2/#publishing)

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:38 PM
  • User209348 posted

    The above link is a terrible example of how this works. What is the difference between the Open Distribution button, and Open Folder button? They seem to take me to two entirely different directories.

    Also when I click Distribute all it does is ask for my key and then Save As. I have seen other screen shots where it has a button that says Continue and you have more options to publish the App.

    Is there some actual proper documentation on all of this ? Maybe Xamarin could have left in the old way to publish when this new process actually makes sense.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:45 AM
  • User13824 posted

    https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/deployment,_testing,_and_metrics/publishing_an_application/part_2_-_signing_the_android_application_package/ (be sure to select "Visual Studio" at the top right of the page)

    Feel free to leave feedback directly on that page via the feedback buttons on the right side of the page for any requests for missing or inconsistent information. Thanks!

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:33 PM