Bug 11035 - *.VisualStudio.sln files in Demo apps don't contain iOS projects
Summary: *.VisualStudio.sln files in Demo apps don't contain iOS projects
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 0.x Insider Preview
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: CraigD
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-11 06:33 UTC by Robert Salita
Modified: 2013-03-13 16:03 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Robert Salita 2013-03-11 06:33:53 UTC
The two demo apps currently being distributed, FieldService and EmployeeDirectory, don't have iOS projects in their *.VisualStudio.sln files. Those are needed to compile and run Visual Studio. The workaround is to maually add the iOS projects from *.Xamarin.sln files. You'll need to set the iOS app as the StartUp project.
Comment 1 CraigD 2013-03-11 12:39:55 UTC
This was a conscious decision to try and avoid confusion and 'project type not supported' messages. 

Unless you have a Mac handy, iOS projects can't be used in Visual Studio. We thought more people would be inconvenienced by including the iOS reference; and those who needed it could add it (as you described).

We will review this decision in light of your comments.
Comment 2 Robert Salita 2013-03-11 23:15:11 UTC
Minimally, include a README in every solution file and include ios project but in an unloaded state. Otherwise it's pretty darn confusing.
Comment 3 CraigD 2013-03-13 16:03:58 UTC
You're absolutely right - README advice is a minimum. I've added something for now, so at least we explain what is available.
Thanks for the feedback.