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I have two build configurations that use a Distribution certificate: Ad-Hoc and AppStore.
If I launch with debugging (F5, the "play" button in the toolbar) I get the message "Debug is not enabled in the current configuration. Please Start Without Debugging...". This makes sense, and seems to be doing the right thing.
When I launch without debugging (CTRL-F5, or from the debug menu), a window appears saying that the app is installed, but visual studio can't start it because it's a distribution build. This makes sense, and seems to be doing the right thing. At first.
The app appears on the device as suggested, and at first everything seems fine. However, back in Visual Studio, key bindings stop behaving as expected (I use CTRL-SHIFT-B to build, and it becomes a no-op). After a while of things not responding, I try to quit visual studio to get everything reset and it tells me:
> Microsoft Visual Studio has detected that an operation is blocking user input. This can be caused by an active modal dialog or a task that needs to block user interaction. Would you like to shut down anyway?
This is 100% reproducible with the current beta channel. TL;DR steps:
* Build a distribution-signed app
* Attempt to run without debugging on device
* Dismiss dialog
* Attempt to use various keybindings & quit visual studio
Yes very annoying. You must completely exit VS and restart. Closing the solution does not solve the problem.
Yep, this is still happening. :(
It's the key bindings not working that are a bummer - it forces me to quit VS and the message -
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio has detected that an operation is blocking user input. This can be caused by an active modal dialog or a task that needs to block user interaction. Would you like to shut down anyway?
every. single. time.
I'm on the latest Xamarin bits as of 11/2/2016, please take a look at this.
Bump: Same issue
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
Version 14.0.25425.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Enterprise
Xamarin 18.104.22.168 (872717c)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 22.214.171.124 (ce955cc)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 10.2.1.5 (44931ae)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Moving to Target Milestone C10.
Thanks for reporting
We recently fixed several issues related to launching apps built with a distribution profile, and I cannot reproduce this bug on 15.4 internal builds. Due to this, I'm marking this bug as Not Reproducible.
The first 15.4 preview will be released early next month.
Please, feel free to reopen this bug if you are still able to reproduce it after updating to 15.4.
As a side note, there's a known issue on 15.3 (https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=58070) where the dialog that asks to launch the app manually appears before building/deploying the app and it blocks the whole process, so you should close the dialog to get the app deployed.
Thanks for reporting!