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# Steps to reproduce
Updated my Xamarin to Alpha (13/01/2017)
Open Xaml file
then click to show the Forms Previewer
# Expected behavior
Use it normally.
# Actual behavior
The forms previewer Works, then after a few seconds memory is increasing until oparating system freezes.
Java process keeps increasing memory usage, until it goes to 5 Gigabytes of ram, my Windows crashed
My notebook has 8GB or RAM
# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
# Test environment (full version information)
Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
Version 14.0.25425.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Community
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 00322-20000-00000-AA446
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015
Visual Basic 2015 00322-20000-00000-AA446
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015
Visual C# 2015 00322-20000-00000-AA446
Microsoft Visual C# 2015
Visual C++ 2015 00322-20000-00000-AA446
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU 00322-20000-00000-AA446
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 7.16.00109.2
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015 (RC1 Update 1) 14.1.20203.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015 (RC1 Update 1)
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/
Azure App Service Tools v2.9.1 14.0.20622.0
Azure App Service Tools v2.9.1
Azure Data Lake Node 1.0
This package contains the Data Lake integration nodes for Server Explorer.
Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio 2.0.6000.0
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio
Clang with Microsoft CodeGen 14.0.25516
Clang with Microsoft CodeGen
Common Azure Tools 1.8
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Microsoft Data Factory Package
GorillaPlayerPackage Extension 1.0
GorillaPlayerPackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
KofePackagePackage Extension 1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
Merq 1.1.3-alpha (74d0861)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.
Microsoft Azure Data Factory Node Node 1.0
Azure Data Factory extension for Visual Studio Server Explorer.
Microsoft Azure HDInsight HQL Service 2.0.6000.0
Language service for Hive query
Microsoft Azure HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio 2.0.6000.0
An integrated development environment for HDInsight application development.
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
Microsoft Azure Tools 2.8
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.8.31121.1
Microsoft Azure Tools 2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.9.40701.9
Microsoft MI-Based Debugger 1.0
Provides support for connecting Visual Studio to MI compatible debuggers
Mono Debugging for Visual Studio Mono.Debugging.VisualStudio
Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.
NuGet Package Manager 3.5.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.60519.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Add-in for Troubleshooting the Syncfusion projects.
Hosting json editor into a tool window
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android) 14.0.25401.00
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android)
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS) 14.0.25401.00
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS)
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 10
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova
Visual Studio Tools for Unity 126.96.36.199
Visual Studio Tools for Unity
Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps 14.0.25527.01
The Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows apps allow you to build a single universal app experience that can reach every device running Windows 10: phone, tablet, PC, and more. It includes the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
Xamarin 188.8.131.520 (ff5ef6d)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 184.108.40.206 (3d959b6)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 10.4.0.67 (6a925ff)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Created attachment 19345 [details]
Screen shot at second attempt.
THe first attempt my computer freezed at about 5 GB of RAM on Java Proccess after opener Xamarin Forms Previewer.
Created attachment 19346 [details]
Microsoft Windows [versão 10.0.14393]
(c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. Todos os direitos reservados.
java version "1.8.0_112"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_112-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.112-b15, mixed mode)
Created attachment 19347 [details]
Manage Nuget packages package config error
after the OS crashed
After the OS crashed, I rebooted PC, opened the Visual Studio 2015, Managed Nuget Packages, then an error displayed, and the packages.config file on the PCL Project is filled with 00 bytes
Can you share a copy of the project which triggers the error? Unfortunately the logs you supplied have no actionable information or errors in them
After opening Forms Previewer, edit the MainPage.xaml, the system freeze after some minutes with Java proccess using more than 5 GB ( I could not make a screen shot because whole system freezes whyle memory comsumption grows up )
Link to the ZIP containing the Solution
Re-assigning to QA to see if the latest C9 builds exhibit the same problem. I can't test things currently due to a temporary regression in the build.
Just for context - the attached project works perfectly in XS on MacOS. Either the bug is fixed or it's an issue solely on Windows.
Hey, I updated Xamarin.Forms Nuget to version 220.127.116.11-pre1 and now Java is 0% CPU, Memory only 440 MB. I can edit the XAML normally, and quiqly he result appears on the Forms Previewer. I think this problem is gone for now!
Ah perfect. We should ensure our logs contain the version of xamarin.forms. XF itself is super important to the stability/reliability of the previewer.
Reproducible with Xamarin.Forms Nuget version 18.104.22.168.
Verified in Xamarin.Forms Nuget 22.214.171.124-pre1 working without memory leak in Java.
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