Bug 10856 - Package info not being pulled from .csproj file
Summary: Package info not being pulled from .csproj file
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: Low normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dominique Louis
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-03 14:59 UTC by Neal
Modified: 2016-08-03 15:24 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Neal 2013-03-03 14:59:35 UTC
I have a few suggestions/issues regarding building the production .apk

1) The menu option under the BUILD menu to package <appname> for android .apk is disabled.  It took me a while to figure out how to build the .apk as it's under the tools menu now.  It would be nice if the old menu item launched the same dialog

2) I have the signing info embedded in my .csproj to make repeated builds easier, that doesn't seem to be getting read in now and whenever I choose to build the .apk I have to enter all the info again

3) It would be nice if the signing info was remembered somehow whether in the dialog, .csproj, a .config file, something - I don't want to enter it every time I do a release build.

I noticed in the 4.6 release notes that if I have the NDK installed I can use native assemblies.  Is this automatic or do I have to specify this option somewhere?

Thank you.
Comment 1 dean.ellis 2013-06-05 11:38:38 UTC
With regards to comment one, there are 2 separate menu items on for Packaging and one for Publishing. Packaging is just used to produce an .apk for ah-hoc distribution where are Publishing is used when producing .apk's for Google Play.

Both menu options are only be enabled for Release build.