Bug 44188 - There is no option to create APK files in Visual Studio 2015 anymore
Summary: There is no option to create APK files in Visual Studio 2015 anymore
Status: VERIFIED ANSWERED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: 4.2.0 (C8)
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2016-09-12 12:44 UTC by Stefan K
Modified: 2016-09-12 22:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Stefan K 2016-09-12 12:44:55 UTC
# Steps to reproduce
Create "Blank App" Android project. Switch to "Release", build. Try to create an APK via the right mouse context menu in the solution explorer.

# Expected behavior
There is a context menu entry to create the APK files.

# Actual behavior
There is no context menu entry to create the APK files.

# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)


# Test environment (full version information)
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.25425.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01055

Installierte Version: Professional

Visual Basic 2015   00322-50050-03552-AA517
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-50050-03552-AA517
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-50050-03552-AA517
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Allgemeine Azure-Tools   1.8
Bietet allgemeine Dienste für die Verwendung durch Azure Mobile Services und Microsoft Azure-Tools.

AnkhSVN - Subversion Support for Visual Studio   2.6.12735.14
AnkhSVN - Subversion Support for Visual Studio 2.6.12735.14 
 * Ankh.Package 2.6.12735.14
 * Subversion 1.9.2 via SharpSvn 1.9002.3777.76

SharpSvn is linked to: Apr 1.5.1, Apr-util 1.5.4, Cyrus Sasl 2.1.26, eXpat 2.1.0, LibSSH2 1.6.0, OpenSSL 1.0.2d 9 Jul 2015, Serf 1.3.8, SQLite 3.8.11.1, Subversion 1.9.2-SharpSvn, Utf8proc 1.1.5, ZLib 1.2.8
SharpSvn is optionally linked to: Berkeley DB 4.4.20, SharpPlink 0.65.0(SharpSvn)

Application Insights-Tools für Visual Studio-Paket   7.5.00830.1
Application Insights-Tools für Visual Studio

ASP.NET und Webtools 2015.1 (Beta8)   14.1.11107.0
ASP.NET und Webtools 2015.1 (Beta8)

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.41102.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.40314.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Clang with Microsoft CodeGen   14.0.25317
Clang with Microsoft CodeGen

Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager   Merq
Provides ICommandBus, IEventStream and IAsyncManager MEF services for loosely coupled Visual Studio extension components communication and integration.

GitHub.VisualStudio   1.0
A Visual Studio Extension that brings the GitHub Flow into Visual Studio.

JavaScript-Sprachdienst   2.0
JavaScript-Sprachdienst

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 2015.2   Build 103.0.20150818.200216
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Ultimate, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2016 JetBrains, Inc.

KofePackagePackage Extension   1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft MI-Based Debugger   1.0
Provides support for connecting Visual Studio to MI compatible debuggers

NuGet-Paket-Manager   3.4.4
NuGet-Paket-Manager in Visual Studio. Weitere Informationen zu NuGet finden Sie unter "http://docs.nuget.org/".

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio-Erweiterung zur Visualisierung aggregierter Zusammenfassungen vom PreEmptive Analytics-Produkt.

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.60519.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

StyleCop   4.7.54.0
Provides source code style and consistency tools. See http://stylecop.codeplex.com/ for more details.

TypeScript   1.8.36.0
TypeScript-Tools für Visual Studio

Visual C++ für plattformübergreifende Mobile-Entwicklung (Android)   14.0.25401.00
Visual C++ für plattformübergreifende Mobile-Entwicklung (Android)

Visual Studio-Tools für Apache Cordova   Update 10
Visual Studio-Tools für Apache Cordova

Visual Studio Tools für Universelle Windows-Apps   14.0.25420.01
Mit den Visual Studio Tools für Universelle Windows-Apps können Sie eine universelle App-Erfahrung erstellen, die auf jedem Gerät genutzt werden kann, das Windows 10 ausführt: Smartphone, Tablet, PC und viele weitere Geräte. Das Microsoft Windows 10 SDK ist in den Tools enthalten.

Xamarin   4.2.0.675 (c54ec37)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   7.0.0.15 (f4db8a5)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   10.0.0.4 (d1ee3ba)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Comment 1 Kyle White 2016-09-12 17:03:20 UTC
Hello, 

Thanks for the report! Xamarin for VS Cycle 8 had many improvements for the Android publishing workflow. The function you are looking for has been moved to the "Archive..." context menu option. More information can be found in the release notes: https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/vs/xamarin.vs_4/xamarin.vs_4.2/#Android_Archive_Manager_and_Publishing_Preview