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System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path "C:\Users\Patrick\Downloads\XamarinActionBarSherlock-126.96.36.199\XamarinActionBarSherlock-188.8.131.52\samples\ActionBarSherlock\ActionBarSherlockTest\obj\Debug\__library_projects__\ActionBarSherlock\library_project_imports\res\color\abs__primary_text_disable_only_holo_dark.xml" ActionbarsherlockTest
This issue has been reproduced, steps are :
1. Download sample application 'XamarinActionBarSherlock-184.108.40.206'.
2. Open the application in Xamarin studio.
3. Build it.
An error is occurred.
Reason of Error : This is long path issue. Length of file path is 265 characters which does not allow to build the application. I have copied this application at another location whose path length is of 240 characters then this issue is not occurred.
Supplement Info :
Environment Info :
Version 4.2.3 (build 60)
Installation UUID: 400bab6b-f5cd-4e84-a1d1-39f9d6414cb1
Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.18449
GTK+ 2.24.22 theme: MS-Windows
Version: 4.12.2 (Trial Edition)
Android SDK: E:\SDK\AndroidSDK
Supported Android versions:
1.6 (API level 4)
2.1 (API level 7)
2.2 (API level 8)
2.3 (API level 10)
3.1 (API level 12)
3.2 (API level 13)
4.0 (API level 14)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.3 (API level 18)
4.4 (API level 19)
Java SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_31
java version "1.6.0_31"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_31-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.6-b01, mixed mode, sharing)
Release ID: 402030060
Build date: 2014-03-05 16:53:54Z
Xamarin addins: f8a9589b57c2bfab2ccd73c880e7ad81e3ecf044
Windows 6.2.9200.0 (64-bit)
Windows has a limit on the length of file paths, so unfortunately there's not much we can do.
I would recommend either renaming your folders the shorten the length of the path, or to move the project to a location with a shorter path.