Bug 11555 - Unable to open Layouts in Visual Studio 2010 & 2012
Summary: Unable to open Layouts in Visual Studio 2010 & 2012
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 11742
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-03 12:39 UTC by Allie Miller
Modified: 2013-05-01 10:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Bug image (31.97 KB, image/png)
2013-04-03 12:39 UTC, Allie Miller

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Description Allie Miller 2013-04-03 12:39:17 UTC
Created attachment 3735 [details]
Bug image

Connection to layout renderer failed
Please close and open the file again

Deleting Entitlements file does not help.

Output below:
Entering Mono.Android.VisualStudio.MonoAndroidDesignerFactory
System.Exception: Java process failed to start
at Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.JavaProcessConnection.DoConnect()
'devenv.exe' (Managed (v4.0.30319)): Loaded
The thread '<No Name>' (0x2100) has exited with code 0 (0x0).
Comment 2 Pavel 2013-04-22 10:51:54 UTC
Same bug here. java AndroidDesigner failed to load after switching to alpha in VS2012 with message "Connection to the layout renderer failed". So no designer availible at all (even axml part). 

Workaround: i replaced AndroidDesigner.jar from VS2012 extension folder to Xamarin Studio AndroidDesigner.jar.
Comment 3 PJ 2013-05-01 10:43:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 11742 ***