Bug 17178 - Visual Studio cannot handle the "β" character in the iOS Application screen
Summary: Visual Studio cannot handle the "β" character in the iOS Application screen
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 3.7
Assignee: vsx
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Depends on:
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Reported: 2014-01-10 15:29 UTC by David Schwegler
Modified: 2014-09-30 03:21 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description David Schwegler 2014-01-10 15:29:44 UTC
Our company uses the "β" character to indicate beta versions.

1) Set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1").
2) Attempt to open the iOS Application properties screen in Visual Studio. 

Visual Studio gives the following error: "Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 27, position 20."

Xamarin Studio on the mac accepts this, but Visual Studio does not.
Comment 1 David Schwegler 2014-01-10 15:30:25 UTC
Forgot to indicate my current system info:

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Xamarin.iOS   1.8.365 (8cb9dbd0)
Comment 2 Atin 2014-01-13 07:32:52 UTC
Today, we have checked this issue with:

VS 2013
Windows8
MTVS 1.8.365

We are also getting this issue, if we set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1") and opens the iOS Application properties in VS. It gave an error message:  "Invalid character in the given encoding.

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/igSfIdCSo

Hence marking this as Confirmed.
Comment 3 Jose Miguel Torres 2014-07-31 06:11:46 UTC
Tested on XVS 3.3.43. PListEditor is now accepting special characters.
Comment 4 Prashant manu 2014-09-30 03:21:06 UTC
Now if we set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1") and iOS Application properties is opening correctly in VS.
Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/bNs0xlEF

Environment Info:
Xamarin   3.7.166.0 (dbffe55069b63421bd693786930d7d5e43b571e8)
XI 8.2.0.190
Win7 VS 2013