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When creating a new Forms PCL project, the Debug | iPhone Simulator configuration is not set to build the core PCL project. This can cause confusion as if someone chooses iPhone Simulator and then builds, it will fail with a "CoreProject.dll not found" error because the core project was never built. It would be good to set the Core project to build in all of the platform configurations.
In addition, the Mixed Platform configuration is set for the iOS project to deploy to a device rather than a simulator. I think it would be better to default to simulator so that simulators are shown in the device list as soon as the iOS project is selected as the startup project, rather than a blank device list if the user does not have a device plugged in to the build host. To me it would be better to show something than potentially nothing.