Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in
Please join us on
Visual Studio Developer Community and in the
Mono organizations on
GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain
available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work
on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations
as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug
tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we
make these adjustments and improvements for the future.
Please create a new report on
Developer Community with
your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error
messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to
this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.
Since upgrading to C8 from C7, all my andriod tools except for "manager virtual devices" is greyed out in visual studio Tools -> Andriod menu.
Ive searched everywhere for reasons why this would happen, and i cant find anything. I think in the process of upgrading i did some upgrading of libs in the andriod sdk manager, and also to the jdk to 8.
I know this must be something simple, but for the life of me i cant work it out!? What are the reasons these options get greyed out for?
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.40629.00 Update 5
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Ultimate
Architecture and Modeling Tools 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Architecture and Modeling Tools
UML® and Unified Modeling Language™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013
Visual Basic 2013 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013
Visual C# 2013 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Visual C# 2013
Visual C++ 2013 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013
Visual F# 2013 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft Visual F# 2013
Visual Studio 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker 06181-004-0451047-02635
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker
Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU 06181-004-0451047-02635
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 12.5.60612.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Microsoft Azure Web Apps
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Microsoft Azure
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2 4.1.21001.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013 5.2.30612.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/
A zero-configuration extension for Visual Studio 2012 which will automatically run your T4 templates at build time.
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.
Common Azure Tools 1.4
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 10.0.2 Build 104.0.20151218.120627
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Ultimate, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2016 JetBrains, Inc.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
Microsoft Azure Tools 2.4
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.4.20730.1601
Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools 12.0
Power Tools that extend the Team Foundation Server integration with Visual Studio.
Microsoft Visual Studio Process Editor 1.0
Process Editor for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
Node.js Tools 1.0.21029.05
Adds support for developing and debugging Node.js apps in Visual Studio
Node.js Tools - Profiling 1.0.21029.05
Profiling support for Node.js projects.
NuGet Package Manager 2.8.60723.765
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU 12.0.30626
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
Silverlight Debug Helper 1.0
Attaches to the correct browser processes for Silverlight debugging automatically. For more information about the Silverlight Debug Helper, see the project page at http://sldebughelper.codeplex.com
SQL Server Data Tools 12.0.41012.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Stops a solution build immediately after a project has failed to build.
T4 Toolbox 188.8.131.52
Extends code generation capabilities of Text Templates.
Team Foundation Sidekicks 3.0
Team Foundation Sidekicks utilities
Color output for build and debug windows - http://mike-ward.net/vscoloroutput
Windows Installer XML Toolset 3.8.1128.0
Windows Installer XML Toolset version 3.8.1128.0
Copyright (c) Outercurve Foundation. All rights reserved.
Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Integration 1.0
This package integrates the tools for the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK into the menus and controls of Visual Studio.
Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.
Xamarin 184.108.40.2068 (016ed17)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 220.127.116.11 (c1d1c79)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 10.0.0.1 (29910bb)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Hello, thank you for filing this bug report.
XVS andriod tools are greyed out when the required components (javasdk, androidsdk) are not installed or we cannot determine if are installed.
Are you still experiencing this issue? If so, could you verify the current javaSdk path and android sdk path assigned in XVS? Please check it from "Tools->Options->Xamarin->Android Settings".
If the issue persist, please share the exact reproduction steps that trigger this behavior. And when you experience this, please upload the log files generated from "Help>Xamarin>Zip Logs” to this bug.
As we've introduced several improvements around android VS extension, I'll mark the bug as resolved.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.
Actually your original suggestion worked for me. Something happened with my tools where they where still working, but greyed out. i updated some PATHs and everything started working again. cheers