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After updating to Xamarin for VS 126.96.36.199, attempting to build a pre-existing iOS project fails with the following error:
ErrorMessage: Failed to resolve "System.Runtime.Versioning.FrameworkName" reference from "System, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Xamarin\iOS\Xamarin.iOS.Common.targets 319 3 Econ-i
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Xamarin 184.108.40.206 (2db5ccd228887372e207e112bc3b5f1b16b24293)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
Adding this for consideration to 3.6.
I have tried to reproduce this issue by updating my builds from (XVS 3.3.47 and XI 220.127.116.11) to (XVS 3.5.55 + XI 18.104.22.168). But I am able to build and run iOS pre-existing(created with XVS 3.3.47 and XI 22.214.171.124) app successfully with XVS 3.5.55.
Could you please provide a test project? So that I can reproduce this issue at my end.
I'm having this same issue except with another dll, namely:
Error 5 Failed to resolve "System.Reflection.Emit.ModuleBuilder" reference from "mscorlib, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Xamarin\iOS\Xamarin.iOS.Common.targets
I can confirm that the error does not occur when starting a debug session on the iOS simulator.
The root cause of this issue is an iOS project having a direct or indirect reference to a Framework assembly (which can carry other assemblies like the wrong System.dll).
In particular, we were able to repro the issue on several projects with dependencies on Newtonsoft.Json.
The reason is an error on the Newtonsoft.Json nuget package. The portable lib for 4.5 ("portable-net45+wp80+win8+wpa81") is not really portable, and has references to framework assemblies not compatible with i.e. monotouch.
The workaround is to make csproj references to Newtonsoft.Json.dll to point to the 4.0 assembly ("portable-net40+sl4+wp7+win8") which doesn't have such incompatible dependencies.
Please verify the workaround with the users.
I've removed all references to Newtonsoft.Json. The issue is still there, how do I track this one down?
Also why did this suddenly stop working with the latest stable release? Isn't this a regression issue?
Basically you should check if there is any other reference in the output directory of the App which has been built against an invalid framework.
Another typical problem that we found is when the System.Dynamic.dll assembly is copied to the output.
We're investigating why this could have been working with the previous build. And we're also looking forward to improve the mtouch tool execution to provide a more descriptive error message for these cases.
I've spend a couple of hours trying to track down where this reference is coming from. No useful tools makes this quite time consuming. I think it's not as easy as don't reference DLL x.y.z. Besides why does it work in XS and not in VS?
I've created a separate project with Json.Net (188.8.131.52 from nuget.org and 184.108.40.206 from MS source) and it works fine. It also adds the Dynamic library. So it's not that.
Weird part: when I added BugSense.Xamarin.IOS to a clean IOS project it installed 5.0.8 json and it failed to compile. When I upgraded to 220.127.116.11 it worked. When I upgraded to 18.104.22.168 it stopped working.
Then I created a new project exactly the same way and all versions compiled without any issues!?!?!
Odd thing I discovered. the project had System.Xml full version in the output folder. I guess some package has a reference to it. However if include a reference in system.xml it uses the mono touch version instead?!
I've also created a separate project with the exact same references as my main project and it builds fine. I think some much more dodgy is going on. I did get the feel it might be related to timing or the order references are added to the project. At one stage I managed to compile my project by remove and adding the same reference. When I then added another reference it stopped working and I couldn't get it to work anymore.
I've also seen System.Reflection.Emit.ModuleBuilder error from time to time. Probably related.
I can confirm that the workaround suggested by Jose Gallardo works.
The problem with Jose Gallardo's solution is that this fixes it for Visual Studio, but if you then try to compile on Xamarin Studio on the Mac you get a build error - fix for that is to put it back.
We still working on this issue. The assembly shipped in Newtonsoft.Json for the portable profile 925 is actually a RIGHT portable one, however the wrong referenced assemblies are included by our build process. That is the actual issue, and what we need to fix.
We're currently working on that fix and we'll keep you updated about the progress on this thread.
The bug is reopened now.
Not sure if it will still be relevant, but there's a small chance this old bug might be helpful:
I have checked this issue with following builds:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
Xamarin 22.214.171.124 (3f0c2c501a1c42ac9d362dd1970c001bdce7ce6b)
Mac Environment :
I have created an iOS single view application and add the portable class library to the solution. In PCL, I have declare two property "Name" and "Size". Which used in button's click event in iOS single view application, with the help of JsonConvert.SerializeObject("") and when I run the sample application I observed that I am not getting any error/exception.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/MwhGqhhHImOh
I have reproduced this issue with XVS 3.5.55
Screencast( XVS ) : http://screencast.com/t/8CmtcrU95qes
This issue has been fixed. Hence, I am closing this issue.