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the release note states that we can expect to see undefined debugger behaviour when using xaml compilcaiton; but says that this is not activated by default.
however, I find it breaks debugging in any case.
I just verified this by doing the following.
deleted all 188.8.131.5258-pre2 folders from my packages folder
set the package.config back to point at 184.108.40.20659
I then delete the 220.127.116.1159 package folders, put the 18.104.22.16858-pre2 package folders back, and set the packages.configs to poitn at 22.214.171.12458-pre2 again.
clean, rebuild, and find that breakpoints are broken again.
I see the same thing
We are not sure what is causing this to happen, we are working with the debugger teams to figure it out.
It should be noted we are seeing the debugger breakage even when we entirely remove XamlC from the source code and recompile.
I also had the same problem. I had to revert to Xamarin Forms 1.4.2 to get breakpoint debugging to work properly.
I don't use Xaml at all, but I still see this issue.
I'm mostly focusing on Android, and I notice that the issue only happens in the PCL projects in my solution, whereas break-points works fine in the Android project itself.
I can even update to XF 126.96.36.19958-pre2 in the Android project, but I have to keep XF 188.8.131.5259 if I wan't break-points to keep working in the PCL projects.
I have been able to reproduce this issue exactly as described by Kasper in comment 5.
I did make another observation that might be useful. A breakpoint placed in the PCL project's App class constructor WAS hit when on the pre2 release of Xamarin Forms in the PCL project. However breakpoints placed in the constructor for the initial page and/or in event handlers used on that initial page are _not_ hit.
Downgrading to Forms version 184.108.40.20659 in the PCL project alone allowed all breakpoints to be hit.
## My environment info (Current Beta channel as of today):
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.9.2 (build 2)
Installation UUID: 2dc9022f-f9a8-424f-8284-bf224cbbfde0
Mono 4.0.1 ((detached/ed1d3ec)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 400010044
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 220.127.116.11 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/apple/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
Supported Android versions:
2.3 (API level 10)
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 "1.7.0_79"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_79-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin Android Player ===
Version: Unknown version
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 6.3.2 (7718)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 18.104.22.168 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2015-05-21 21:55:09-0400
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 22.214.171.124 (Business Edition)
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 509020002
Git revision: 43735a4b905b571f69cf9428a3ea7b52aef55476
Build date: 2015-05-18 09:38:12-04
Xamarin addins: ab18ddff45f507ed74f36c2b65df9aee22e28a56
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.10.3
Darwin Jons-iMac.local 14.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.3.0
Mon Mar 23 11:59:05 PDT 2015
I just re-tested after upgrading to Xamarin Studio Version 5.9.2 (build 4). The issue still exists.
I don't believe this is a Xamarin Studio issue. The issue goes away in all versions of XS that I use (5.8 or 5.9) if you revert to forms 1.4.2.
The forms release note itself states that they have a new fangled xamlc compilers (Whcih sounds awesome btw!) which results in this exact behaviour. It's meant to be off, but sounds like that doesn't happen.
I'm actually going to raise another issue to make it easy to toggle that settings, as it sounds like it will be a pita for those of us who have large projects, having to flick xamlc on and off whenever we want to debug something.
I don't believe either, but it was a trivial test. On the other hand I'm a bit wary that xamlc should be involved, since I don't use xaml at all in my project.
I have this problem solved on IOS, but still have this issue on Android (breakpoint never hit).
Try to manually delete the Bin/obj folder, it works once! But after that the issue comeback again (even after manually delete both folder).
I am using:
* VS 2013 update 4
* Xamarin 3.11.586.0
* Android 126.96.36.199
* IOS 188.8.131.52
* Forms 184.108.40.20659
Really need the solution badly!
In comment #5 I said that it was enough to downgrade the PCL projects from XF
220.127.116.1158-pre2. I have just learned that was wrong. I ran into breakpoint woes
in the Android project as well, and again I could solve it by downgrading to XF
18.104.22.16859. I'm not sure if this helps you.
This is a major issue for us.
We have a release coming up in 2 weeks, and we will likely miss our Android release, as we need 1.4.3 as there's a NPE you guys fixed in 1.4.2. It's totally impossible to debug the application, and we can't run with 1.4.2 - we're basically completely halted on Android.
@MichaelWatson made a comment yesterday on the forum thread https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/38729/xamarin-forms-1-4-3-pre2-released#latest
that this should be fixed in the latest alpha release, ie.
Xamarin Studio - Version 5.9.4 (build 5)
Mono 4.0.2 ((detached/198235d)
Xamarin.Android - Version: 22.214.171.124
This is _NOT_ my experience. I tried to roll forward to XF 126.96.36.19958-pre2 after installing the latest alpha, but once I did break points in PCLs stop working again.
The issue in Xamarin.Forms that could cause this is fixed in the next release. If you *still* have issues please file against XS or VS.
I heard that release is today? if not, when? how can we get better vis on when releases will come, or what will be in them?
We don't even get a ball-park impression as to what's happening. It makes client management very hard.
I have checked this issue with Xamarin.Forms 188.8.131.5264-pre3 and observed that now breakpoint hits successfully for PCL project.
Hence closing this issue.
If anyone getting same issue then please filed a separate bug.