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I've deleted all my Simulator platform configurations, how do I add them back? When I try to add a new Configuration, there is no option for the simulator...Thanks,Rick
It is definitely possible, it can be typed in manually.
But possibly the combo entries should also list some known builtins.
Created attachment 624 [details]
I think the confusion is because 'Platform' in the screenshot shows 'Any CPU' by default even though the only valid options in an iPhone project are 'iPhoneSimulator' and 'iPhone'. The user probably never clicked on this combobox and so never realised that's how simulator/device configurations are made.
If we have known platforms for each project type, I would suggest that "Create configurations for all solution items" should use more complicated logic to determine a good platform for each project, or even an existing configuration, and create a heterogeneous solution configuration.
For example, if I have project with a library that has Debug|AnyCPU and Release|AnyCPU configurations, and I create an Debug|iPhoneSimulator configuration for an iPhone project in the same solution, it should probably create a Debug|iPhoneSimulator solution configuration, but map it to the existing Debug|AnyCPU library configuration.
I would suggest that "Create configurations for all solution items" needs to be removed and replaced with a clearer UI that would make it clear what solution configuration will be created and all its mappings, and what project configurations will be created.
This UI would allow tweaking these values in various ways;
* assign the new project configuration to an existing solution configuration
* create a new solution configuration and choose what project configurations it maps to
* create matching configurations names for all projects, with the new configuration's name and platform value
* create matching configurations names for all projects, with the new configuration's name and each project's default platform value
*** Bug 5332 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***