Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in
Please join us on
Visual Studio Developer Community and in the
Mono organizations on
GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain
available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work
on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations
as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug
tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we
make these adjustments and improvements for the future.
Please create a new report on
Developer Community with
your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error
messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to
this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.
Step to reproduce:
1. Open VS 2010/2012/2013
2. Create any Android application
3. Open Main.axml file
An error appears when we open android designer file(Main.axml) for any Android template.
Android designer should be loaded successfully without any error.
Regression Status:Regression,This issue is working fine with Xam.Android 188.8.131.52
Looks like the PngEncoder issue again, I had this a while back will try to remember what caused it.
This happens when com.objectplanet.image.PngEncoder.jar is not properly copied to the java directory of the VS extension.
Can you see if you have com.objectplanet.image.PngEncoder.jar in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio <version>\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Xamarin\Xamarin for Visual Studio\<version>\java
I suspect its not there which is why this error is occurring.
We are not seeing "com.objectplanet.image.PngEncoder.jar" file at location specified in comment 3. Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/fZ8oflrC
Checked on All windows
Information was added -> Confirmed. Set to 1.12 Milestone.
Fixed in XamarinVS/master/d99e270017 and merged with the 1.12 branch
We have checked and now android designer opens up correctly.
XS for VS 184.108.40.206 (3f8cecdd5d00f0366e31218f111ce20c1c216cd0)