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Created attachment 15809 [details]
Missing tabs in Android designer (from a user report)
[XVS Cycle 6 SR 3] In certain environments, the "Design" and "Source" tabs are not displayed in the Android .axml designer
1. Right-click the `.axml` file in the Solution Explorer.
2. Select "Open With...".
3. Select "XML (Text) Editor" from the dialog.
## Regression status: suspected regression in Cycle 6 – Service Release 3
Based on several user reports of this issue, the problem seems to be a new issue in Cycle 6 – Service Release 3 compared to Service Release 2.
## Steps to replicate (on affected environments)
1. Create a new "Visual C# > Android > Blank App (Android)" solution.
2. Double-click the "Resources\layout\Main.axml" file to open it in the Android designer.
## Actual results
The Android designer window does not display any tabs.
## Expected results
The Android designer window should display two tabs: one labeled "Design" and one labeled "Source".
## Probably already resolved in the Cycle 7 Beta versions
The Android designer uses a different approach in the Cycle 7 Beta versions, so the code path that led to these absent tabs probably no longer exists.
If any users who are seeing this on "Cycle 6 – Service Release 3" still see the issue after updating to the Cycle 7 Beta versions (or higher), please leave a comment on this bug report and include your full "Xamarin" version from "Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio". Thanks in advance!
*** Bug 40347 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 15810 [details]
Missing tabs in Android designer (from a user report with VS set to English UI language)
I will include one additional screenshot from http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/comment/191522/#Comment_191522 to illustrate that the problem can also affect VS when using English as the UI language.
(The earlier attached screenshot had French set as the UI language.)
The Designer/Source tabs implementation has changed in Cycle7, and that should fix this issue.
Please verify with C7 latest bits.
I have checked this issue with latest C7 XVS 126.96.36.1998 and observed that now its working fine, we are getting Designer/Source tabs in Android designer. Here is the screencast for the same: http://www.screencast.com/t/j7YEFCkR
I have also reproduce this issue with C6 XVS 188.8.131.52