Get Started - Select your development environment

Welcome to Uno Platform! You'll be creating cross-platform applications with XAML and C# in no time.

To set up your development environment, first select the operating system you're developing on.

I am developing on...

Developing on Windows

If you're developing on Windows, we recommend you use Visual Studio, for the richest XAML development experience and broadest platform coverage.

If you already use and love JetBrains Rider or Visual Studio Code, you can also use them to develop Uno Platform applications. Check the support matrix below to see which target platforms they support.

Choose the IDE you want to use:

Target platform coverage by IDE on Windows

Windows 10 (UWP/WinUI) Android iOS Web (WebAssembly) macOS (Xamarin) macOS (Skia-Gtk) Linux (Skia-Gtk) Windows 7+ (Skia-WPF)
Visual Studio ✔️ ✔️ ✔️† ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
VS Code ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Codespaces / Gitpod ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
JetBrains Rider ✔️ ✔️ ✔️† ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

† You'll need to be connected to a Mac to run and debug iOS apps from Windows.



Developing on macOS

You can use Visual Studio for Mac, JetBrains Rider, or Visual Studio Code to build Uno Platform applications on macOS. See the support matrix below for supported target platforms.

Choose the IDE you want to use:

Target platform coverage by IDE on macOS

Windows 10 (UWP/WinUI) Android iOS Web (WebAssembly) macOS (Xamarin) macOS (Skia-Gtk) Linux (Skia-Gtk) Windows 7+ (Skia-WPF)
Visual Studio for Mac ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
VS Code ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Codespaces / Gitpod ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
JetBrains Rider ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️


Developing on Linux

You can use either JetBrains Rider or Visual Studio Code to build Uno Platform applications on Linux. See the support matrix below for supported target platforms.

Choose the IDE you want to use:

There's additional information here about developing from, and for, Linux with Uno Platform.

Target platform coverage by IDE on Linux

Windows 10 (UWP/WinUI) Android iOS Web (WebAssembly) macOS (Xamarin) macOS (Skia-Gtk) Linux (Skia-Gtk) Windows 7+ (Skia-WPF)
VS Code ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Codespaces / Gitpod ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
JetBrains Rider ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️