Bug 31770 - [iOS] Automatic Migration to Asset Catalogs fails in Visual Studio
Summary: [iOS] Automatic Migration to Asset Catalogs fails in Visual Studio
Status: RESOLVED NOT_ON_ROADMAP
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.11 (C5)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Low normal
Target Milestone: 4.4.0 (C10)
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-07-08 18:06 UTC by Kent Green [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-06-28 17:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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


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2015-07-08 18:06 UTC, Kent Green [MSFT]
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Description Kent Green [MSFT] 2015-07-08 18:06:34 UTC
Created attachment 11945 [details]
Visual Studio logs

===Overview===
From this priority desk case:
https://kb.xamarin.com/agent/case/182299

Customer requested help migrating to an Asset Catalog; the steps in this doc describe how to do so in Xamarin Studio & Visual Studio:
http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/ios/application_fundamentals/working_with_images/app-icons/#Migrating_from_Info.plist_to_Asset_Catalogs

However, the automatic migration option is never shown in Visual Studio. 

===Steps to reproduce===
Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/4ScQa82qS

1. Double-Click the Info.plist file in the Solution Explorer to open it for editing.
2. Click on the Universal Icons section
3. Scroll down to the Icons section.
4. Open Asset Catalog dropdown list.


===Expected Behavior===
You should be able to select "Use Asset Catalogs" as described in the guide. This also has the effect of migrating any current icons or launch images to the asset catalog.

===Actual Behavior===
The "Use Asset Catalogs" option is not shown. 

===Workarounds===
---In Xamarin Studio---
Opening the app in Xamarin Studio (Mac) and performing the migration works as expected:

1. Double-Click the Info.plist file in the Solution Explorer to open it for editing.
2. Scroll down to the Icons section.
3. From the Source dropdown list, select Use Asset Catalogs.
4. Any existing Icons defined in the Info.plist file will be migrated to a AppIcons.appiconset image added to the Resources/Images.xcassets folder.

---In Visual Studio---
(Note: These steps will NOT automatically migrate assets; but will at least allow the use of Asset Catalogs)

1. Right-click the "Asset Catalog" & select "Add Asset Catalog" in solution pane.
2. Add and name an Asset Catalog.
3. Add the images to the Asset catalog & set the catalog as the source in info.plist or through the project options.

===Version info===
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Installed Version: Professional

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2013

Visual F# 2013   06177-004-0447006-02429
Microsoft Visual F# 2013

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Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   06177-004-0447006-02429
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ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.4.51016.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
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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
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For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

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

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PowerShell Tools   1.3
Provides file classification services using PowerShell

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
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This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.

Xamarin   3.11.666.0 (ebae43a)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   5.1.4.16 (5f55a9ef61c11b6ce0890bc91e4c71b1b92be214)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Forms Intellisense   1.0
Provides intellisense for Xamarin.Forms in the XML editor.

Xamarin.iOS   8.10.2.0 (67b390d0d1bd741582cf7b7fd3ffea08583a3f83)
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.TestCloud.Integration   1.0
Early preview of Xamarin Test Cloud integration

===Additional Info===
Adding logs from my repo of the issue.
Comment 1 Adrian Alonso 2016-05-12 19:54:58 UTC
Disparity between XS and VS?
Comment 2 Adam Patridge [MSFT] 2016-08-30 17:22:32 UTC
For a potential manual work-around (tested in v4.1.2), you can migrate to a newly-created Asset Catalog and then find your new catalog under the Info.plist drop-down list afterwards.

1. Right-click Asset Catalogs in Solution Explorer, select Add Asset Catalog.
2. In the Add New Item window, enter a name for your Asset Catalog. (It isn't relevant/important, but the XS auto-migrate one is called "Assets".)
3. If you are migrating instead of just creating a new project, open the new Asset Catalog and manually set up your various icons in the AppIcons section as they were in Info.plist.
4. Back in Info.plist, under the Universal Icons tab, select AppIcons from the Asset Catalog drop-down list.
5. You can potentially delete the icons originally used in your Info.plist, if they aren't used elsewhere (they are embedded in teh Asset Catalog folder structure).
6. Save your Info.plist changes
Comment 3 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-06-28 17:12:39 UTC
Xcode8 dropped support for managing Icons from the Info.plist editor, and so we did on 15.2, so this issue is no longer relevant.