Bug 61048 - Can't open storyboard files
Summary: Can't open storyboard files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 60984
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS Designer ()
Version: 4.8.0 (15.5)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2017-12-08 14:13 UTC by Mikael Nensén
Modified: 2017-12-08 15:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Tags:
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:


Attachments
ActivityLog (268.66 KB, text/xml)
2017-12-08 14:13 UTC, Mikael Nensén
Details


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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 60984

Description Mikael Nensén 2017-12-08 14:13:15 UTC
Created attachment 25951 [details]
ActivityLog

Steps to reproduce:
1. Try to open a storyboard file

Expected behavior:
The iOS storyboard designer launches.

Actual behavior:
A message box shows with the following error: The type initializer for 'Xamarin.Designer.BaseStyles' threw an exception.

See the attached ActivityLog.xml file because it's full of errors saying that there are Xamarin dlls missing and can't be loaded with MEF.

I've re-run the installation three times after rebooting my computer, no change. The installation package is incomplete.

Version info:
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-AA559
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA559
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   00322-40000-00000-AA559
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

Visual Basic 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA559
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA559
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA559
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1   14.1.21111.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1

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   14.0.20316.0
Azure App Service Tools v2.9

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

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

CreateLayoutWizard   1.0
Create layout wizard.

DataFactoryProject   1.0
Microsoft Data Factory Package

DevExpress.DeploymentTool   1.0
A useful tool for deploying DevExpress assemblies.

DevExpress.Win.LayoutAssistant Extension   1.0
DevExpress.Win.LayoutAssistant Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info

File Nesting   2.6.67
Automatically nest files based on file name and enables developers to nest and unnest any file manually

JavaScript Language Service   2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JustDecompile Tools   1.0
Makes JustDecompile functionality available in VIsual Studio. Requires JustDecompile installation.

MainWindow Extension   1.0
MainWindow Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info

Merq   1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.

Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)   14.1.21111.0
Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)

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   2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.9.40323.3

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.8
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.8.40211.2

Mono Debugging for Visual Studio   4.8.4-pre (3fe64e3)
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/.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 ENU   14.0.23928
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 ENU

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

ResXManager   1.10.879.0
Manage localization of all ResX-Based resources in one place. Shows all resources of a solution and let's you edit the strings and their localizations in a well-arranged data grid.

SQL Server Analysis Services   13.0.1700.68
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer 
Version 13.0.1700.68

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.60812.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services   
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 13.0.1601.5

SQL Server Reporting Services   13.0.1700.68
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers 
Version 13.0.1700.68

ToolWindowHostedEditor   1.0
Hosting json editor into a tool window

TypeScript   2.3.3.0
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

Web Compiler   1.11.326
Compiler for LESS, Sass and CoffeeScript files

VisualStudio.Mac   1.0
Mac Extension for Visual Studio

Workflow Manager Tools 1.0   1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.

Xamarin   4.8.0.754 (2a34af5)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin Designer   4.8.183 (2577c82ea)
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   8.1.1.1 (HEAD/5d942bd12)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

Xamarin.iOS   11.6.1.2 (6857dfc)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK   11.6.1.2 (6857dfc)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

XtraReports package   1.0
XtraReports package
Comment 1 Mikael Nensén 2017-12-08 14:20:27 UTC
Beginning of rant:
I'm starting to become afraid of installing "the next/latest version" of Xamarin, because almost every time I choose to do so, something is completely messed up.

I've already lost half a day of work trying to find out what "I" did wrong, only to come to the conclusion that it's you, again. So unless the "beta" channel version works, I'm screwed.

I still have a previous version installed at home on VS2017, so I'll work from home next week. Hopefully it will still be compatible with the version installed on the MacBook, since I also updated your stuff on it...

Please, this happens too often, you need to test your stuff better.
End of rant.
Comment 2 Mikael Nensén 2017-12-08 14:24:24 UTC
Well this is completely messed up, checking for beta and alpha channel updates yields NO UPDATES for Xamarin, only "Workbooks..." and "iOS Simulator"... So Xamarin doesn't even recognize that it's installed or there is no beta/alpha version?

I think I need an aspiRIN for my xamaRIN...
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2017-12-08 15:33:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 60984 ***