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1) Create a new Cross-Platform Shared project
2) Add a new Xaml item to the Shared project
Expected: The code behind c# file should be nested under the Xaml file in the solution explorer
Actual: It is not nested
In the Shared project's .projitem file, the <Compile Include="$(MSBuildThisFileDirectory)Page1.xaml.cs"> entry was missing the <DependentUpon> tag. Also, the <EmbeddedResource> entry was missing <SubType>Designer</SubType>.
env info: https://gist.github.com/BenBeckley/4de4b22d9fdef9b977956df7ddea9e4d
*** Bug 56645 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I cannot repro. And the user says that same thing happens in Windows (I assume, Windows projects?). I think this is upstream.
My steps installing VS and Xamarin:
- First install Visual Studio
- Then update with Xamarin
I do not know if Ben followed the same steps above, but I reproduce this problem.
Thanks for filing this report @Ben/Kayo!
I am now unable to reproduce this issue (nesting + EmbeddedResource definition) using the latest 15.3 builds:
Environment Info: https://gist.github.com/pierceboggan/f1ffd9e92b04565eb494d4138e1a034a
This is still broken with XVS 188.8.131.527 (ddd8750)
env info: https://gist.github.com/BenBeckley/f6b637040f35d4fe12a40a2cedd5f5e1
This bug is also present in the just-released Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2 (xamarin studio works tho!).
mono seems to be also affected, getting an "object reference not set to an instance of an object" on these pages...
This issue is now resolved in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 when using the latest Xamarin.Forms templates (184.108.40.2062).
Hello, I am having this issue with Visual Studio Community 2017 15.5.6 and the "Xamarin Templates" extension I have is 1.0.49 but I cannot find a way to update it. How do you get the new Xamarin.Forms template?
Just updated the Visual Studio Community 2017 to latest version 15.5.6 ***. Still I am getting the same issue. Checked Xamarin.Forms templates version in Tools -> Extensions and Updates, It is 1.0.49. And Automatically update this extension checkbox is checked.
If there is updated available, how can I update it? There are only two options in Disable and Uninstall. No update option in Tools -> Extensions and Updates.
Please update us on this. Updating .projitem file every time after adding new page in frustrating.
Now updated to version 15.5.7. and I am facing same problem!
Please help to resolve the issue.
Hello! In my case installing UWP development tools was the solution.
taken from: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/160939/bug-adding-xaml-content-page-to-shared-project-xam.html
We have a bug tracking this that Johann linked in Comment #13. Developer Community is the best place to file and track Xamarin issues for Visual Studio. :)
The issue is actually a .NET project system issue, filed here: