Bug 10844 - Designer does not display GUI/Window/widgets after subsequent loads of "Designer" view.
Summary: Designer does not display GUI/Window/widgets after subsequent loads of "Desig...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: GTK# Designer ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Low normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
: 11528 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-02 13:16 UTC by yacadoo
Modified: 2015-12-02 15:37 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

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Description yacadoo 2013-03-02 13:16:37 UTC
Description of Problem:
GUI widgets do not display after subsequent loads of "Designer" view.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a new solution (Gtk# 2.0 Project)
2. Open MainWindow.cs
3. Click "Designer" button and notice that the "MainWindow" widget displays as usual
4. Click "Source" button 
5. Click "Designer" button and notice that the "MainWindow" widget no longer displays

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

How often does this happen? 
This happens every time I test it.

Additional Information:
Xamarin Studio
Version 4.0 (build 2003)
Installation UUID: ec250fa7-794a-446c-89ea-51b4e2bbde19
	Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.296
	GTK 2.24.13
	GTK# (

Not Installed

Build Information
Git revision: Release ID: 400002003
Build date: 2013-02-19 19:47:39Z
Xamarin addins: b7a7aff09b352c13ded8a27439fd6d2250361511

Operating System
Windows 6.1.7601.65536 (64-bit)
Comment 1 Ali Akdurak 2013-03-21 05:15:14 UTC
This bug currently renders monodevelop completly unusable for mono + GTK sharp deveploment.
Comment 2 Matthew Trumbell 2013-04-02 19:01:05 UTC
*** Bug 11528 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Niel Archer 2013-07-29 17:55:19 UTC
As a work-around, switching the menu 'View' to 'Solution' from 'Designer' or vice versa usually allows you to get the designer tab to show the widget again (until the next switch to actions/source).
Comment 4 narayanp 2015-12-02 15:37:58 UTC
I have tried this issue and able to reproduce this issue at my end.

I have followed the steps given in the bug description.

IDE log: https://gist.github.com/Abhishekk360/95de863e2e1e6bf32fac

Environment Info:

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.10.2 (build 14)
Installation UUID: 9964a087-9af9-4da0-aa20-07ca4b85f306
	Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.42000
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (MS-Windows theme)
	GTK# 2.12.30

=== Xamarin.Profiler ===

Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Xamarin\Profiler\XamarinProfiler.exe

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: (Enterprise Edition)
Android SDK: D:\android-sdk
	Supported Android versions:
		2.3    (API level 10)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		5.0    (API level 21)
		5.1    (API level 22)
		6.0    (API level 23)

SDK Tools Version: 24.3.4

SDK Platform Tools Version: 23.0.1

SDK Build Tools Version: 23

Java SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0_71
java version "1.7.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

=== Xamarin Android Player ===

Version: 0.6.1
Location: C:\Program Files\Xamarin Android Player\DeviceManager.exe

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 510020014
Git revision: a05150ff9af3205952d9f2ab4417f8036205c035
Build date: 2015-11-30 15:14:42-05
Xamarin addins: e89ff179a2cbe19b4eca4ac3859248e25c20225a
Build lane: monodevelop-windows-cycle6

=== Operating System ===

Windows 6.1.7601.65536 (64-bit)