Xamarin supported Visual Studio Monotouch Plugin
A Monotouch plugin for Visual Studio that allows you to open Monotouch projects in Visual Studio. Realise XIB file cannot be edited but alot of normal files can. Currently I use VSMonotouch and other people have written some plugins, would be good to have a Xamarin supported one. Very useful when doing a cross platform solution and doing code share.
We introduced support for building Xamarin.iOS applications in Visual Studio in our Xamarin 2.0 release. Please refer to this blog post for more details: http://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-xamarin-2.0/
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote and comment here!
@Anonymous - I personally would like to see such a plugin as well. The problem is that I already use and am very familiar with Visual Studio, and I am trying to build apps for Win7, Web, Android, WinRT and iOS. It'd be much more efficient to be able to target all these platforms with a single IDE, instead of needing to go back and forth.
Bart Sipes commented
Curious as to why people are voting this up as it is in the general suggestions category instead of the one under MonoTouch suggestions. http://xamarin.uservoice.com/forums/149713-monotouch-suggestions/suggestions/2697175-fully-integrated-into-visual-studio
IMHO if Xamarin created this product, it would fragment their product line.
My point is that they are already caring about an IDE: MonoDevelop. Directing their efforts into yet another IDE will make them need more resources for little more customers. The thing they do now good is eat their own dogfood: their customers use MonoDevelop, they themselves use MonoDevelop, they improve MonoDevelop. If a customer really wants to use Visual Studio, I would recommend this customer to not ask them for a Visual Studio plugin, but to ask himself why he prefers Visual Studio over MonoDevelop, and then ask Xamarin to improve MonoDevelop to be as good as Visual Studio in that respect.
Jörg B. commented
That would be nice indeed. I wouldn't even mind paying a premium on top of Monotouch itself if I could compile/run/debug & maybe even start Interface Builder on a "remote" mac system (e.g. visual studio + monotouch plugin running inside a vmware on a mac host system).