Make Xamarin Profiler available for Professional subscription
As an individual developer I have a Professional subscription. I build apps for myself as well as for other companies. In order to build good apps I need to profile my apps every now and then. Unfortunately this is not possible anymore because of the changed licenses. I had a Xamarin business license before which suited my needs perfectly. But the professional VS license is now insufficient to do my work because the Xamarin Profiler is missing. The Enterprise license is simply to expensive.
I found a way to get it to work!
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Xamarin\Profiler
Create a shortcut of XamarinProfiler.exe
In the target field, change the target field to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Xamarin\Profiler\XamarinProfiler.exe" --type=android --target=com.app.whatever|md5a8c5708152e37a84aeff6582354cdc96.MainActivity --device=5252c2de --options=name:"Samsung SM-A300FU" (Quotes included)
You can find your deviceid (5252c2de) by running "adb devices -l"
You can find your md5 hash (md5a8c5708152e37a84aeff6582354cdc96) in obj\Debug\acw-map.txt
Alex Vilens commented
I'm an individual developer with MSDN Pro subscription. Microsoft, please provide an affordable option for Profiler!
I'm also an individual developer. I'm willing to pay separately for Profiler, but there's no way I can afford $2500 per year for it. Please give us another option.
If you read the Visual Studio Community licensing Microsoft defines an enterprise as "those with >250 PCs or >$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue". I do not have over 250 PCs and, unfortunately, do not have over 1 million in revenue. I am just a guy willing to pay for a professional subscription but I can't afford the 500% (yes 500%!) mark up for an enterprise license.