Bug 13898 - Resource UpdateIdValues() should qualify namespaces
Summary: Resource UpdateIdValues() should qualify namespaces
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Bindings ()
Version: 4.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Atsushi Eno
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-09 17:36 UTC by Ashley
Modified: 2013-08-12 08:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Ashley 2013-08-09 17:36:02 UTC
Sorry, not sure which compoenent this belongs to.

I am having trouble with the automatically generated resource designer files. If you have the following situation:

- An Android application with the project's default namespace set to, for example 'Company.AndroidApp'
- Existing class library projects with namespaces like 'Company.UsefulLibrary'
- Another android class library project with a namespace 'UsefulLibrary'

Then the resource designer file will be generated containing something like:

namespace Company.AndroidApp

public static void UpdateIdValues()
UsefulLibrary.String.library_name = Company.AndroidApp.Resource.String.library_name;


In this case the compiler tries to resolve 'UsefulLibrary' as 'Company.UsefulLibrary' from the existing class library, rather than the class library called 'UsefulLibrary' as it was intending.

The solution to this is to prefix it, like:

global::UsefulLibrary.String.library_name = Company.AndroidApp.Resource.String.library_name;

Unfortunately I can't make this change manually, as it automatically gets re-generated every time I build and overwrites my changes.

I can work around it by calling my new library something else, but the problem should be fixed anyway.
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2013-08-12 08:48:27 UTC
You're right. It will be fixed in the future releases. Thanks.

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