Bug 12708 - error MSB3086: Task could not find "sgen.exe" when building Release
Summary: error MSB3086: Task could not find "sgen.exe" when building Release
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 10693
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 4.0.8
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-15 16:30 UTC by Wayne Phipps
Modified: 2013-06-16 19:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Wayne Phipps 2013-06-15 16:30:20 UTC
Description of Problem:
Android application with Web Service fails to build in Release mode but builds fine in Debug

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a new Android Solution using default configuration
2. Add a Web Reference
3. Build using release mode 

Actual Results:
error MSB3086: Task could not find "sgen.exe" when building Release

Expected Results:
Build without error

How often does this happen? 
All the time

Additional Information:
This problem was originally reported on 08/06/13 on the Xamarin forum here: http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/4961/error-msb3086-task-could-not-find-sgen-exe-when-building-release

The error made no sense and but I suspected a problem with the project/solution and was really looking for guidance on how to track down and resolve the issue.

Now having narrowed down the issue and reproduced by simply creating a default solution and only adding a web reference, It looks to me more like a bug in the build process.

I only hope that this helps guide a solution.

Kind Regards, Wayne
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2013-06-16 19:01:42 UTC
This was fixed in Xamarin.Android 4.6.7: http://docs.xamarin.com/releases/android/xamarin.android_4/xamarin.android_4.6.7

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 10693 ***