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# Steps to reproduce
Simply set a breakpoint in a newly created iOS project
# Expected behavior
Debugger must hit the breakpoint
# Actual behavior
Debugger ignores any breakpoint
# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
# Test environment (full version information)
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
Version 15.2 (26430.6) Release
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Enterprise
Visual Basic 2017 00369-90000-00000-AA049
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017
Visual C# 2017 00369-90000-00000-AA049
Microsoft Visual C# 2017
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 8.6.00404.2
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017 15.0.30503.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2017 5.2.50303.0
For additional information, visit https://www.asp.net/
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0 15.0.30209.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0
Common Azure Tools 1.9
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 2017.1.2 Build 108.0.20170428.75743
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Ultimate, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2017 JetBrains, Inc.
KofePackagePackage Extension 1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
Merq 1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.
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 4.2.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
SQL Server Data Tools 15.1.61702.140
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio
Xamarin 22.214.171.1243 (c871575)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android SDK 126.96.36.199 (448f54f)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK 10.10.0.30 (30b6e87)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
I have this issue too, it is driving me mad.
Hi All, I'm sorry you're facing this issue. There's a known issue on Xamarin 188.8.131.523 that prevents users to hit breakpoints on iOS on certain environments, but I cannot ensure that's your case with the given information.
This is a workaround to the mentioned known issue:
1- On Windows, open the Visual Studio 2017 installation folder. (Default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\<Edition>\)
2- Navigate to MSBuild\Xamarin.
3- Open the Xamarin.Apple.Sdk.targets file in an editor with Administrator privileges.
4- At the end of the file you'll find a PropertyGroup (line 100), between the PropertyGroup tags add the following line:
Please, let me know if this workaround works for you. In case you're still able to reproduce this bug, please attach a Detailed build output and the Xamarin Logs (Help -> Xamarin -> Zip Logs...)
I'm having the same issue but it's happening for me on Android. Should I follow these same steps to correct the issue?
The workaround works. Thank you much, Emanuel.
@Homero Did you check the bug 56225?
I'll check out the details on that bug. Thanks for the reply.
@Ruben that's great! The issue is already fixed and that fix will be published in the next release. Thanks!
@Homero, this bug and the workaround are specific of iOS projects.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 55515 ***
@Emanuel - that didn't work for me unfortunately (VS 2017 Enterprise, Win10 x64) Attaching the logs now...
Created attachment 22550 [details]
FYI, I just installed the latest VS2017 15.2 update, and now the app crashes when about to hit the breakpoint, and VS shows the following dialog:
Microsoft Visual Studio
EXCEPTION: Mono.Debugging.Soft.DisconnectedException: The connection with the debugger has been lost. The target application may have exited. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Mono.Posix, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0738eb9f132ed756' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.ResolveSymbolicLink(String path)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.PathsAreEqual(String p1, String p2)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.FindLocationByMethod(MethodMirror method, String file, Int32 line, Int32 column, Boolean& insideTypeRange)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.FindLocationByType(TypeMirror type, String file, Int32 line, Int32 column, Boolean& genericMethod, Boolean& insideTypeRange)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.ResolveBreakpoints(TypeMirror type)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.HandleTypeLoadEvents(TypeLoadEvent events)
at Mono.Debugging.Soft.SoftDebuggerSession.HandleEventSet(EventSet es)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
You're hitting a different issue, please refer to this bug https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=56787.