Bug 27500 - Storyboard in library project results in error
Summary: Storyboard in library project results in error
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.9
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: 4.0.1 (C6SR1)
Assignee: Naqeeb
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-02-27 08:15 UTC by Allie Miller
Modified: 2015-11-11 12:45 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:


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Log (801.04 KB, application/zip)
2015-02-27 09:49 UTC, Naqeeb
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Description Allie Miller 2015-02-27 08:15:21 UTC
Overview
When loading a storyboard contained in a library project with UIStoryboard.FromName the following exception occurs:

NSInvalidArgumentException Reason: There doesn't seem to be a valid compiled storyboard at path '/private/var/mobile/Containers/Bundle/Application/B8C8C53C-5E12-4C74-B252-47D5F4041631/MultiStoryBoard.app/SecondStoryboard.storyboardc'

Inside the Cache directory on the build host shows that the compiled storyboard (.storyboardc) is empty when the storyboard is in a library project. The storyboard is compiled but it is not correctly copied in the final app bundle. 

Steps to reproduce
Compile the attached sample solution in Visual Studio

Expected results
No exception occurs and the storyboard file in the cache on the mac build host machine does not contain and empty .storyboardc file.

Actual results
Exception occurs and the cache on the mac build host machine does contain an empty .storyboardc file.

Additional Information
A workaround to the issue is to use individual interface builder files (nib/xib) instead of storyboards. 
Sample solution and logs from Visual Studio attached to this report

Versioning Information
Visual Studio 2013 with the following Xamarin Plugins:
Xamarin 3.9.302.0 (80f4e84)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android 4.20.0.34 (49a04b966feb40dfdba49d57ba16249b66d606a6)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS 8.6.1.0 (3b3ef438017c7ecf486defa9e01567a5f2b3cb2a)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration 1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified

Xamarin Build Host 3.9.0.302
Comment 3 Naqeeb 2015-02-27 09:49:43 UTC
Created attachment 10087 [details]
Log

I have checked this issue with the help of attached sample and able to reproduce successfully. To reproduce this issue I have followed below steps:

1. Compile the attached sample
2. Click on the "Switch To Storyboard"

I observed that when click on the "Switch To Storyboard" It throws exception.

Screeencast: http://www.screencast.com/t/fI3TI2IYv
mtb server log: https://gist.github.com/Rajneesh360Logica/27202c360b484dc149bb
VS iOS designer log on Mac: https://gist.github.com/Rajneesh360Logica/7bfe357c13d5bbe1b425
Environment info of Mac: https://gist.github.com/Rajneesh360Logica/b7d6493cc1100d439a76

Environment info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Installed Version: Professional

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Basic 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013

Visual C# 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft Visual C# 2013

Visual C++ 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013

Visual F# 2013   06177-004-0446016-02381
Microsoft Visual F# 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker   06177-004-0446016-02381
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   06177-004-0446016-02381
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   12.4.51016.0
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   5.2.21010.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Common Azure Tools   1.3
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   1.3
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

NuGet Package Manager   2.8.50926.663
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   1.3
Provides file classification services using PowerShell

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

SQL Server Data Tools   12.0.41012.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

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   3.9.347.0 (7016256)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   4.20.0.34 (49a04b966feb40dfdba49d57ba16249b66d606a6)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   8.6.2.0 (99057828cdcf91319c00a0df50ced016c066c2a2)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
Comment 4 Enzo Heredia 2015-10-20 13:31:22 UTC
reproducible in 4.0.0.1591