Bug 10978 - Visual Studio needs to show separate Minimum SDK Version entry, and not confuse "Minimum Android to Target" (which is TargetFrameworkVersion).
Summary: Visual Studio needs to show separate Minimum SDK Version entry, and not confu...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.4.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: High normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dean.ellis
: 6221 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-07 15:15 UTC by Ash
Modified: 2013-07-22 12:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Ash 2013-03-07 15:15:54 UTC
In my project, I want to set Minimum Android to Target to 2.3, so I can support older devices.

However, I want to set Target API level to 14 to enable hardware acceleration on devices that support it.

The problem is that I cannot use ConfigurationChanges = ConfigChanges.Orientation | ConfigChanges.ScreenSize for 2.3, so my activity always restarts when I change screen orientation.

Can this be patched in the manifest generation?  Would compiling for 2.3 fail if the activity entry in the manifest read:
<activity android:configChanges="orientation|screenSize"?
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-05-22 16:45:14 UTC
FWIW,  "Minimum Android to Target" is *not* TargetFrameworkVersion. it's a value in the manifest that can be *lower* than TargetFrameworkVersion as long as you do runtime checks to avoid calling APIs that don't exist on the current device.
Comment 3 dean.ellis 2013-07-22 12:01:44 UTC
*** Bug 6221 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***