Bug 11449 - Exception when trying to switch to a different GIT branch
Summary: Exception when trying to switch to a different GIT branch
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Version Control ()
Version: 4.0.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marius Ungureanu
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Reported: 2013-03-27 13:28 UTC by tharealjohn
Modified: 2013-07-11 06:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description tharealjohn 2013-03-27 13:28:07 UTC
I have created a new branch for my GIT controlled project using the Manage Branches menu under Version Control.

Now when I select the branch to change to it, i get the following exception from Xamarin Studio:

Branch switch failed. Value does not fall within the expected range.

NGit.Errors.RevisionSyntaxException: Value does not fall within the expected range.
  at NGit.Repository.Resolve (NGit.Revwalk.RevWalk rw, System.String revstr) [0x007f1] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-bs1/2be11af9/source/monodevelop/main/external/ngit/NGit/NGit/Repository.cs:915 
  at NGit.Repository.Resolve (System.String revstr) [0x00007] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-bs1/2be11af9/source/monodevelop/main/external/ngit/NGit/NGit/Repository.cs:403 
  at MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git.GitUtil.GetChangedFiles (NGit.Repository repo, System.String refRev) [0x00007] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-bs1/2be11af9/source/monodevelop/main/src/addins/VersionControl/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/GitUtil.cs:212 
  at MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git.GitRepository.SwitchToBranch (IProgressMonitor monitor, System.String branch) [0x00022] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-bs1/2be11af9/source/monodevelop/main/src/addins/VersionControl/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/GitRepository.cs:1184 
  at MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git.GitService+<SwitchToBranch>c__AnonStorey12.<>m__1E (System.Object ) [0x00000] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-bs1/2be11af9/source/monodevelop/main/src/addins/VersionControl/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git/GitService.cs:118 :Version 2.1
Any suggestions on how I can switch to my branch using the Xamarin Studio?

Note: I created a new branch, with it tracking the 'master' branch.

The branch name was Version 2.1 
I changed this name to v210 and the problem went away. I suspect it didnt like the space or '.' in the Version 2.1 text.
Comment 1 Marius Ungureanu 2013-07-11 05:42:12 UTC
It doesn't like either. I will make it unable to create branches through MD that contain special characters.

https://wincent.com/wiki/Legal_Git_branch_names
Comment 2 Marius Ungureanu 2013-07-11 06:19:27 UTC
Fixed in tip of master of MD.