Bug 4905 - Feature Request: Manage Android and iOS common projects better
Summary: Feature Request: Manage Android and iOS common projects better
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: 2.8.8.4
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
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Reported: 2012-05-05 16:16 UTC by Ian
Modified: 2014-02-25 18:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ian 2012-05-05 16:16:55 UTC
[Miguel suggested I put new features in as bugs here]

Now that we've bought an enterprise Android and iOS license we are building cross platform apps.

Here's a common app plan:

We have a common business project with only .NET code. This common.XXX.csproj will provide services to the Android and the iOS apps.

Right now we have to create 2 projects and manually link them. Each time I add a class I need to add it to the other. When I rename or move files and folders I have to do it twice.

Perhaps MD could in some way link these common projects so that changes in one happen in the other.

Common.ios.csproj
Common.android.csproj

Perhaps have an option called, "Mirror Changes". That way as I refactor the code, something that happens all the time, changes would be "Mirrored".

That would be a wonderful "Cross Platform" support system.
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2012-05-05 17:28:11 UTC
If it's common why not just use the same project ?
Comment 2 Ian 2012-05-05 18:31:39 UTC
Because you need to have the project file as an Android or iOS "Library" type. So 2 projects that both point to the same files. If there is another way, please let me know though.
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2014-02-25 18:46:08 UTC
You can now use PCL projects for this.