Bug 11179 - BINDINGSGENERATOR unknown parameter type warnings need more context
Summary: BINDINGSGENERATOR unknown parameter type warnings need more context
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Bindings ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Low normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Atsushi Eno
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-15 07:59 UTC by Steve Williams
Modified: 2013-08-16 13:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Steve Williams 2013-03-15 07:59:10 UTC
Visual Studio 2010 with Xamarin.Android 4.6.00049.

For unknown parameter type warnings, we don't get any context in which to find the problem until we set MSBuild verbosity up high.

In the Build Output with default MSBuild verbosity, we see

  BINDINGSGENERATOR : warning BG8800: Unknown parameter type org.json.JSONObject

In the Error List, we see the following warning.

  Warning	3	Unknown parameter type org.json.JSONObject	D:\Git\ouya-csharp\Ouya.Console.Api\BINDINGSGENERATOR	Ouya.Console.Api

Not very helpful.  Which method in which class is this type used?

With MSBuild verbosity set to Diagnostic, we see the full warning which gives us the context of where the problem is.

  BINDINGSGENERATOR : warning BG8800: Unknown parameter type org.json.JSONObject
     found in method ReadFromJSONObject (TaskId:113)
     in type Ouya.Console.Api.Product (TaskId:113)

The warning needs the method and type on the same line as the "warning" text for it to be included in the Build Output and Error List at default MSBuild verbosity.
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2013-03-18 06:11:28 UTC
(While the fix could be sometimes seen easy, this needs to be verified as it *always* work for every error output related to this outout. Check this only when we don't have more important issues. -> TRIVIAL)
Comment 2 Atsushi Eno 2013-08-16 13:15:14 UTC
This is now fixed in master and will be in the next release. [3324a08]