Bug 6574 - stetic corrupts and breaks gui.stetic files
Summary: stetic corrupts and breaks gui.stetic files
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: GTK# Designer ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal blocker
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Blocks: 8445
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Reported: 2012-08-17 07:12 UTC by Alan McGovern
Modified: 2017-11-16 17:40 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Alan McGovern 2012-08-17 07:12:00 UTC
Whenever a widget is opened for editing, the stetic designer immediately rewrites the gui.stetic file and removes required widget-library elements from it. If the gui.stetic file actually uses widgets declared in those assemblies, subsequent builds of the project will *not* result in the stetic designer files being regenerated. i.e. any changes you make in the visual designer will *not* be reflected in your application until you manually restore the missing widget-library references by hand-editing the file.
Comment 3 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-08-17 07:23:21 UTC
yea, I've been bitten in the arse by this dozens of times.
Comment 5 Yanick Castonguay 2012-08-25 20:01:36 UTC
I also confirm this bug, I lost a couple of hours of work because of this.
Comment 6 Marius Ungureanu 2013-11-21 03:21:19 UTC
Is this still an issue?
Comment 8 Greg 2015-12-02 20:49:19 UTC
This bug has NOT BEEN FIXED. Absolutely ridiculous for them to allow this terrible software.
Comment 9 Greg 2015-12-02 21:06:47 UTC
How do we fix this by hand?
Comment 10 Vinicius Sa 2016-04-22 01:34:52 UTC
I can also confirm this bug.
Comment 11 Someone Suspicious 2017-11-15 22:25:19 UTC
2017 and bug is still here.
To fix this (each time it breaks) you will need to close IDE and edit .stetic and generated .cs files in your project by hand.