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The attached binding project always fails with an exception when building.
**Steps to Reproduce:**
1. Download the provided sample.
2. Do a Rebuild on the project.
> Error CS0246: The type or namespace name `BaseWrapper' could not be found. Are you missing an assembly reference? (CS0246)
**Build Date & Platform:**
After a failed Rebuild, if you choose to simply Build the project it will succeed. However, the resulting DLL has no code in it.
BaseWrapper is a recent addition (to share more code across protocols implementations). Maybe it's missing a `using` clause ?!?
@Alex can you have a look at the sample ?
Hello I've tried the attached sample and I can compile it just fine using X.I 7.2.6 here is my version information, can you spot something different in your system?
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.2.1 (build 1)
Installation UUID: 4b03e950-733c-4da6-8bee-bdca7529a49c
Mono 3.6.0 ((no/f540f8a)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 306000039
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 5.1.1 (5085)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2014-08-01 15:27:48-0400
I have the same installed, and I still get the error. Are you doing a Rebuild (Or clean/build)?
Also, check if the DLL being made actually has code in it.
Yup I have done clean/Rebuild and also nuked bin and obj directories just to make sure. Dll has everything inside.
Odd. Here is what I see doing _the same_:
@John please show us the generated code (that error occurs on line 153, gist the whole file) and the build output (it's not visible in your screencase).
There must be a difference somewhere and that difference should point us to what's going on :-)
What's /reference:/Developer/MonoTouch/usr/lib/mono/2.1/monotouch.dll_backup.dll ?
Can you attach that file ?
Created attachment 7687 [details]
I am not sure where that file came from, but deleting it fixes my problem!
@John was that a bug for a customer ? or did it just happen to you ? (this looks like you applied a manual hotfix and kept a backup of the original monotouch.dll)
The problem is that monotouch.dll_backup.dll file is older than the 7.2.6 monotouch, i.e.
> 184.108.40.206; git-rev-head:fc6f56ba351c076834ad47a8b817ae3993c285e3; git-branch:(detached
and does not have the (new) BaseWrapper type that btouch-generated bindings requires. So it's kind of invalid, except that it expose two issues in the binding task -> Jeff
a. Do you have any clue why the binding task would pick up a monotouch.dll_backup.dll file ? (when present) instead of monotouch.dll ? (try copying the attached assembly to your system to duplicate).
b. It seems (see screencasts) the rebuilding the bindings a second time results in in empty/invalid assembly.
It was on my machine, and you are correct. I applied a hotfix a few months ago and forgot about that file. I guess I will make my backup naming convention more cryptic. ;)
Thanks for looking at this!
This is a bug in the compiler, I think. The BTouchTask passes the BaseLibDll directory path to btouch as the argument to "/lib:"
btouch then passes that directory to smcs as the directory search path for the assemblies.
smcs somehow decides to use monotouch.dll_backup.dll
I haven't tracked it any further.
Issue is not within XI