Bug 27623 - Deploying a new iOS Unified template project with "Debugging Enabled" not selected gives message to disable Debugging.
Summary: Deploying a new iOS Unified template project with "Debugging Enabled" not sel...
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 3.9
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2015-03-03 21:52 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-05-10 17:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2015-03-03 21:52:35 UTC
## Description

Deploying a new iOS Unified template project with "Debugging Enabled" not selected gives message to disable Debugging. It seems what is shown in the GUI is different than what is actually set. Selecting "Enable Debugging" allows the app to launch as expected, although a message in the status bar says "Launching application for debugging" and I see debug output in the Output pane, so it seems that with Enable Debugging NOT set that debugging is indeed enabled... however a breakpoint was not hit. 

I see the same behavior on both device and simulator.

## Steps to reproduce. 

1. Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new iOS Universal Unified template app project. 

2. Switch to Release configuration.

3. Make sure that "Enable Debugging" is NOT selected in the Project options for the Release | Platform configuration in use.

4. Deploy the app.

Expected result: app will deploy and launch.

Actual Result: message shown saying not to enable debugging in a release build and app is not launched. 

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/Mssd8gRZa

As noted, selecting the "Enable Debugging" check box allows the app to deploy, and console output is noted in the debug output window, but breakpoints are not hit. 

## Note:

I was also experiencing this bug both with a the above newly created template app and the customer's project that brought this issue to my attention. 


## Visual Studio version info:

Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.53349

Installed Version: Ultimate

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Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.4.51016.0
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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

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

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

SQL Server Data Tools   12.0.41025.0
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Windows Azure Tools   2.3
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Xamarin.Android   4.20.0.34 (49a04b966feb40dfdba49d57ba16249b66d606a6)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

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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 2 Jatin 2015-03-04 05:32:27 UTC
Hi,

W.r.t this issue I have observed that similar issue was reported previously as well Bug 13385. And in that issue it was mentioned that in order to make the application working in Release Configuration, user have to click on the 

Debug >> Start Without Debugging

And by doing this the application will successfully deploy to device/simulator.

However, a different issue was reported Bug 13389 stating that "'Start without debugging' should be the default deployment method in release configuration". Which still needs to be worked upon.

Hence, as of now I am marking this issue as Resolved - Feature

As presently, this is the working behavior of the application.

And as soon as the bug 13389 gets resolved, then this issue can also be closed.