Bug 56764 - Components (not) compatible with Visual Studio 2017
Summary: Components (not) compatible with Visual Studio 2017
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.3.1 (15.1)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: 15.3
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2017-05-23 16:36 UTC by Hrvoje
Modified: 2017-07-18 10:51 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: Yes
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Description Hrvoje 2017-05-23 16:36:24 UTC
I've found two components that cannot be added to project using Visual Studio 2017, because it complains there are missing assemblies.
It seems that download of some components behave as they are incompatible with VS 2017, but they really are.

Try with SharpSerializer, PhotoView, Xamarin.Mobile

There is a workaround, but requires us to have installed Visual Studio 2015.
After component is downloaded we should copy "components\name_of_the_component\lib" folder to our project location.

I believe someone in Xamarin should review all components and add (download) VS 2017 compatibility for them.
Comment 1 Matthew Leibowitz 2017-05-23 17:26:14 UTC
I think that I have found the cause of the issue. When installing in VS (in both 2015 and 2017) the csproj is not properly updated.

The assembly reference is added, but the actual component element is not added. When installing the same components in XS/VS4Mac, this element is added:

    <XamarinComponentReference Include="SharpSerializer">
      <Version>1.1.1</Version>
      <Visible>False</Visible>
    </XamarinComponentReference>
Comment 3 Adrian Alonso 2017-06-08 15:13:54 UTC
The XamarinComponentReference item is now correclty added/removed/updated in the .csproj file.