Bug 10748 - Visual Studio / Project Properties window shows an empty list of views under "Main Interface"
Summary: Visual Studio / Project Properties window shows an empty list of views under ...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.0.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: High major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jose Miguel Torres
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-27 21:39 UTC by Daniel
Modified: 2013-06-05 15:48 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

Screen shots (267.18 KB, application/octet-stream)
2013-02-27 21:39 UTC, Daniel
Screen Shots showing XIB in Sub-Folder (80.11 KB, image/png)
2013-02-28 09:00 UTC, Daniel

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Description Daniel 2013-02-27 21:39:40 UTC
Created attachment 3505 [details]
Screen shots

There is no way to select the "Main Interface" in the "Projects Property" because the list if empty.

Steps to reproduce:

- Create a iOS Project (any project with a View/Controller)
- Right click on the Project Name
- Click on Properties
- Click on iOS Application
- Under "iPhone / iPos Deployment info" / "Main Interface" there is a Combo Box that should list the views.


- Xamarin.iOS Version 1.0.897
- Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate
- Windows 8 Pro
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2013-02-28 03:40:26 UTC
From what I see in your screenshots, the project doesn't have any .xib file which defines interface. The drop-down is filled only when such files exist. The setting lets the Apple toolkit decide which of the many .xib file should be treated as the main one.
Comment 2 Daniel 2013-02-28 08:58:42 UTC
Look at that!... I just realized that Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio have different Templates... one builds the UI by code, the other with XIB.

I opened a project created with Xamarin Templates in Visual Studio and the XIB appears correctly in that drop-down list... BUT... if the XIB or Storyboard files are in a sub-folder, that list is empty.
Comment 3 Daniel 2013-02-28 09:00:25 UTC
Created attachment 3509 [details]
Screen Shots showing XIB in Sub-Folder
Comment 4 Jose Miguel Torres 2013-06-05 15:48:08 UTC
Fixed in XamarinVS/master commit c0d4834297790bb9af9bccb287c19b2909e73570

NOTE: Added recursive search for Xib and Storyboards files within a iOS project.