Bug 24744 - mtouch arguments string gets encoded when moving iOS project from Visual Studio to Xamarin Studio (Mac)
Summary: mtouch arguments string gets encoded when moving iOS project from Visual Stud...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.7
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 3.10
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
: 22148 ()
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2014-11-21 14:44 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-02-12 06:49 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-11-21 14:44:32 UTC
## Description

$ signs are getting encoded to %24 when moving an iOS project form Visual Studio to Xamarin Studio (Mac). Tested with XVS 3.7.248 and 3.8.150. 


## Steps to reproduce

1. Open Visual studio (Tested with both VS 2010 and VS 2013)
2. Create a new iOS template project
3. Add the following to the additional touch arguments in any of the
configurations, lets say Debug for this example.

-gcc_flags "-L${ProjectDir} -lTest -force_load ${ProjectDir}/libTest.a"

4. Close the solution and open it in Xamarin Studio on a Mac (did not test with
Xamarin Studio on Windows)
5. Open the project options and check the mtouch arguments in the same
configuration used in step 3

Expected result: The mtouch arguments will be identical to those set in Visual
Studio.

Actual result: The $ signs are replaced with %24


My version info:

Visual Studio:

Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Installed Version: Ultimate

Architecture and Modeling Tools   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Architecture and Modeling Tools

UML® and Unified Modeling Language™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of
the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Basic 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013

Visual C# 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual C# 2013

Visual C++ 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013

Visual F# 2013   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual F# 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker   06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker

Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by
Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition
Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from
Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   06181-004-0451031-02209
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.3.50717.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Editor extensions for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Microsoft Azure Websites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting
providers, on-premises servers, or Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.21001.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.20703.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Common Azure Tools   1.2
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure
Tools.

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone   
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Build 

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.2
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.4
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.4.20730.1601

NuGet Package Manager   2.8.50313.46
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit
http://docs.nuget.org/.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU   12.0.30626
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU

PowerShell Tools   1.2
Provides file classification services using PowerShell

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the
PreEmptive Analytics product.

SAPReferenceManager   1.0
Manages References to Shared Projects

SQL Server Data Tools   12.0.40706.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

Windows Azure Tools   2.3
Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.3.20320.1602

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Integration   1.0
This package integrates the tools for the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK into the menus
and controls of Visual Studio.

Workflow Manager Tools 1.0   1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for
Workflow Manager.

Xamarin   3.8.150.0 (10cfd178d55287f09c85f5a1e604dfe20889a40f)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and
Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   4.20.0.28 (ba9bbbdd44cfdc4bf485e8885bd2ad24fba525f7)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   8.4.0.0 (840a925103a0bf4a856507f13d5eaee3c1579c2f)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.


Xamarin Studio Mac:

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.5.4 (build 15)
Installation UUID: 2dc9022f-f9a8-424f-8284-bf224cbbfde0
Runtime:
    Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/92c4884)
    GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

    Package version: 310000031

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.20.0.28 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/apple/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
    Supported Android versions:
        2.2    (API level 8)
        2.3    (API level 10)
        3.0    (API level 11)
        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)
        4.4.87 (API level 20)
        5.0    (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-466.1-11M4716)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-466.1, mixed mode)

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.1 (6604)
Build 6A1052d

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 8.4.0.43 (Business Edition)
Hash: 840a925
Branch: 
Build date: 2014-11-16 21:03:22-0500

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: 1.10.0.18 (Business Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 505040015
Git revision: f93940a35458a18052f1a25e106e62ca970d9c40
Build date: 2014-11-19 15:32:41-05
Xamarin addins: dc23cbd91a3a0e1d326328e1229e86c942a49ec8

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.1
Darwin Jons-iMac.local 14.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0
    Fri Sep 19 00:26:44 PDT 2014
    root:xnu-2782.1.97~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 1 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-11-21 14:46:07 UTC
*** Bug 22148 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-11-21 14:47:56 UTC
Workaround: Change the encoded characters back to their original characters in Xamarin Studio.
Comment 3 Ram Chandra 2014-11-24 05:19:52 UTC
I have checked this and with the help of steps provided in bug description I am able to reproduce this behavior.

I observer that if we add the "$" symbol in mtouch argument in VS and open that solution in XS on OSX, the $ symbol is converted into the "%" symbol.

However, If I add the mtouch argument in XS on OSX, and open the solution in VS, it is working fine. "$" symbol is not converted to any symbol.

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/XjwrAVMY3e

Environment Info:

Windows Info:

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.53344
Installed Version: Professional
Xamarin   3.8.150.0 (10cfd178d55287f09c85f5a1e604dfe20889a40f)
Xamarin.Android   4.20.0.28 (ba9bbbdd44cfdc4bf485e8885bd2ad24fba525f7)
Xamarin.iOS   8.4.0.0 (840a925103a0bf4a856507f13d5eaee3c1579c2f)

Mac Info:

Mac OS X 10.9.5
Xamarin Studio: 5.5.4 (build 14)
Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/92c4884)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Xcode 6.1 (6604)
Xamarin.iOS: 8.4.0.43 (Enterprise Edition)