Bug 61013 - Android Layout file designer error - The Given path's format is not supported
Summary: Android Layout file designer error - The Given path's format is not supported
Status: NEEDINFO
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.8.0 (15.5)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
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Reported: 2017-12-07 04:46 UTC by joeperkins
Modified: 2017-12-07 16:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description joeperkins 2017-12-07 04:46:27 UTC
After installing Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752, the Android Layout file designer throws the following error. "The Given path's format is not supported"

Please note the axml file path doesn't contain any special characters or spaces and total path and name length is less than 100

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.7.02046

Installed Version: Professional

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015

Visual Basic 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   7.0.20622.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1   14.1.30801.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.41102.0
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ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.40314.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0   14.0.30823.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0

Common Azure Tools   1.8
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

JavaScript Language Service   2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 10.0.2   Build 104.0.20151218.120627
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Merq   1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.

Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)   14.1.30801.0
Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.9.50504.2

Mono Debugging for Visual Studio   4.8.4-pre (3fe64e3)
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PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Analysis Services   14.0.806.134
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer 
Version 14.0.806.134

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.61707.300
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services   
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 14.0.800.90

SQL Server Reporting Services   14.0.806.134
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers 
Version 14.0.806.134

TypeScript   1.8.36.0
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

Visual Studio Spell Check Everywhere   VSSpellCheckEverywhere
An extension that enables spell checking within any Visual Studio file editor or tool window that uses WPF text boxes.
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Visual Studio Spell Checker   VSSpellChecker
An editor extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type or interactively with tool windows.
https://GitHub.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker

VisualStudio.Mac   1.0
Mac Extension for Visual Studio

WebJobs Tools v1.0.0   14.0.30823.0
WebJobs Tools v1.0.0

Xamarin   4.8.0.752 (4a1f0ea)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin Designer   4.8.182 (76aa1723e)
Visual Studio extension to enable Xamarin Designer tools in Visual Studio.

Xamarin.Android   8.1.0.13 (f241f51)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android SDK   8.1.0.23 (HEAD/f65f87747)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

Xamarin.iOS   11.4.0.214 (c4240f3)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK   11.4.0.214 (c4240f3)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2017-12-07 10:37:58 UTC
Can you attach the logs from a session where you triggered that error?
Comment 2 joeperkins 2017-12-07 16:10:13 UTC
Well after rebooting three times its now opening in the designer, lets leave this in NEEDSINFO for a bit and i'll attach the logs.