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Created attachment 5527 [details]
Installing Xamarin Android and iOS tools in Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8.1 results in errors when editing project properties in Android, iOS and other project types.
I have this happening on two Windows 8.1 installations, one of which was reinstalled having previously used Alpha releases of the Xamarin tools.
Latest stable versions for Android (4.10.1073) and iOS (1.8.365) are still exhibiting this behavior.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Xamarin tools for Windows using standard web installer.
2. Create a new Android Application project and build.
3. Edit project properties - e.g. change default namespace.
4. Save and close Visual Studio. (Note: at this point no error.)
5. Start Visual Studio and reopen project.
6. Now when attempting to change default namespace a "Catastrophic failure" results (screenshot).
Steps to show problem in non-Xamarin project types:
(With Xamarin tools installed)
1. Create new Windows Console Application.
2. Edit project properties - e.g. change default namespace.
3. Save and close Visual Studio. (Note: at this point no error.)
4. Start Visual Studio and reopen project.
5. Now when attempting to change default namespace a "System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException" results.
Uninstalling Xamarin tools stops the error occurring.
Today we have check this issue with following builds :
We are able to reproduce this issue. And we are not getting any trace.0.logs for this.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/WIpLpshZ
*** Bug 16536 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think Bug 16397 is likely the same as here - the exceptions reported vary with VS project type.
Together with other issues (e.g. Bug 16326 and broken XAML rendering in Windows Store apps), this problem effectively renders current builds of Xamarin Visual Studio tools unusable.
As noted in the forums, I can confirm that faulting Android and iOS projects have <Project ToolsVersion="4.0"...
*** Bug 16397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Thank you for the solid steps to reproduce the error, we've been trying to track this down for a while.
Although faulting Android and iOS projects appear to have <Project ToolsVersion="4.0"..., I have reinstalled latest stable bits and reproduced ExternalException editing properties of console application project (as above) and csproj has <Project ToolsVersion="12.0"...
Also, with latest stable bits installed, spurious errors occur with design-time rendering of XAML in Windows Store applications (though apparently not WPF applications).
My steps to reproduce –
1. Install Xamarin tools for Visual Studio.
2. Open a solution in VS2013 with Windows Store applications and class libraries, Windows class libraries and WPF applications (but no Xamarin iOS/Android project types).
3. Wait a short while and then open a Windows Store application XAML file. Various errors will be reported (see additional screenshots).
4. Uninstall Xamarin tools. The errors go away.
Created attachment 5608 [details]
Created attachment 5609 [details]
Happens here as well - trying to change Target Android version and booom
Microsoft Visual Studio
Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))
VS2013,default Android project.
I think that's the same bug as described here
and duplicated here
At least the solution is the same in my case (delete .suo before opening solution).
Yes for me too - deleting the .suo file prior to reopening solution prevents the errors previously described when editing properties of console project and when editing XAML in Windows Store applications.
Today we have checked this issue with following builds :
Now we are not getting this issue. We are able to modify project properties in VS 2013.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/deavXhPebg
Hence closing this issue.
I have tried to reproduce this issue at my end. I have tried it with xamarin android and console application By changing project's properties and closes VS and reopen the project same projects and modified their properties.
But I am not getting any error with xamarin and non-xamarin projects.
Is this a duplicate of this bug?
Reproduced as of 4-8-2014
Created attachment 6546 [details]
Tested on XVS 3.3.46 and everything is now working correctly. No more error messagebox is displayed.
*** Bug 16451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have checked this issue with XVS 3.3.46 and this issue does not exist as shown in screencast :http://screencast.com/t/ShgHMw2st0X
Hence closing this issue.
Environment info :
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012
Office Developer Tools 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Office Developer Tools
Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012
Visual Basic 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Visual Basic 2012
Visual C# 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Visual C# 2012
Visual C++ 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012
Visual F# 2012 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Visual F# 2012
Visual Studio 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker
Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.
Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Developer Tools 04938-004-0033001-02837
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Developer Tools
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.3.41009
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Windows Azure Web Sites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Windows Azure
NuGet Package Manager 2.8.50313.31
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.0
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
SQL Server Data Tools 11.1.20627.00
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.
Xamarin 220.127.116.11 (6029dc7c3575b82aca148081256b768c09a6c06e)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
An update to the above comment, I have checked it on VS 2012/2013.
Here is the screencast of VS 2013 : http://screencast.com/t/4DiHDUDNtUla
And its working fine.