Bug 30646 - [XVS.iOS 3.9] iPhone projects do not give the option to deploy to iPad simulators
Summary: [XVS.iOS 3.9] iPhone projects do not give the option to deploy to iPad simula...
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.11 (C5)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal minor
Target Milestone: 4.3.0 (C9)
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-06-01 17:08 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2016-12-01 17:22 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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


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Test case (12.09 KB, application/zip)
2015-06-01 17:08 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Details
Verbose version information (2.77 KB, application/zip)
2015-06-01 17:08 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Details


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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-06-01 17:08:01 UTC
Created attachment 11412 [details]
Test case

[XVS.iOS 3.9] iPhone projects do not give the option to deploy to iPad simulators


This is a follow-up to Bug 26545. When Bug 26545 was fixed, the decision was made that deploying to _physical_ iPad devices was the primary concern. Accordingly, the fix for Bug 26545 enabled deployments to _physical_ iPad devices.

This follow-up bug is aimed at asking specifically whether iPad _simulators_ should also be displayed in the deployment drop-down menu for iPhone app projects in Visual Studio. The main argument _in favor_ of showing them would be to match the behavior of Xamarin Studio on Mac.

If nothing else, this bug can serve as one form of documentation to state that deploying iPhone-only apps to iPad simulators is not currently possible in XamarinVS.




## Regression status: a "regression" (or an intentional change) introduced by XVS 3.9

(Note: the Xcode 6.3 simulators cannot be queried by older versions of XVS, so for simplicity I tested with an old backup copy of Xcode 5.1 across all 3 versions.)


### "Bad"
Windows:    XamarinVS    3.11.584.0 (1a920cd)
Build host: Xamarin.iOS  8.10.1.64  (e6ebd18)


### "Bad"
Windows:    XamarinVS    3.9.236.0  (d6a2cae)
Build host: Xamarin.iOS  8.6.0.51   (dfb682f)


### "Good"
Windows:    XamarinVS    3.8.150.0  (10cfd17)
Build host: Xamarin.iOS  8.4.0.43   (840a925)




## Steps to reproduce

1. Open the attached test case. (This is simply the "Visual C# -> iOS -> iPhone -> Single View App (iPhone)" template from XVS 3.11.584 with one tiny adjustment to set the deployment target to iOS 7.0.)

2. Under the drop-down menu for the green arrow "play button" used to start debugging, attempt to select an iPad simulator.




## Actual results

The drop-down menu for the deployment target does _not_ display the installed iPad simulators from the Mac build host.




## "Expected" results

In Xamarin Studio on Mac, and on XamarinVS 3.8 and earlier, the drop-down menu for the deployment target _does_ display the installed iPad simulators from the Mac build host.
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-06-01 17:08:54 UTC
Created attachment 11413 [details]
Verbose version information
Comment 2 xamarin-release-manager 2016-11-24 19:22:46 UTC
Fixed in version 4.3.0.383 (cycle9)

Author: Jose Gallardo
Commit: 8d14f63169cd5bb83ba8e3d3fc51dccca7ac8a61 (xamarin/XamarinVS)