Bug 5024 - Add warning / disallow attempts to create string resources with invalid characters
Summary: Add warning / disallow attempts to create string resources with invalid chara...
Status: ASSIGNED
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.1.x
Hardware: PC All
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jérémie Laval
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2012-05-11 04:53 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2016-09-01 19:55 UTC (History)
0 users

Tags: XATriaged
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description PJ 2012-05-11 04:53:32 UTC
I can use the designer to create string resources, and it will automatically remove all the invalid characters from the resource value when it initializes the resource name. However, I can edit the resource name to be invalid and the designer will still display the string resource correctly.


This then causes build errors.


Resource displays correctly on button: http://screencast.com/t/0kdY1EUcZu
Build errors: https://gist.github.com/2658446


While anyone using string resources should know the limitations, the validity could be checked earlier as an added feature. Filing as enhancement.

Affects VS and MD

Filed against MD 3.0 RC4 (Final AnDevCon RC) and MFA 4.2.0 RC5 (Final AnDevCon RC)
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2016-09-01 19:55:04 UTC
@Jeremie, any update?