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I have noticed extremely poor loading times in the iOS designer within Visual Studio 2015. I have tested this thoroughly and ruled out network issues. A sample of our developers reveals load times for the Xamarin designer consistently between 1 and 2 minutes!
Moreover, many report the Mac Agent randomly losing connection whilst loading storyboards...
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.25123.00 Update 2
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
Visual C# 2015 00322-50000-31647-AA417
Microsoft Visual C# 2015
NuGet Package Manager 3.4.4
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
Xamarin 22.214.171.124 (a9c7826)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 126.96.36.199 (ee215fc)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 188.8.131.52 (be25da5)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Windows 10 Enterprise
Intel i5-3570 @ 3.40Ghz
16 GB RAM
Macs which act as build hosts are El Capitan and Xcode 7.3 with i7 and an SSD.
Please can you improve the performance of the designer and load times generally!
Xamarin is a key component of our business strategy and it would be a shame to lose it owing to excessive loss of man hours waiting for designer loads.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 41487 ***