Bug 15374 - Connection to the layout renderer failed. This may be caused by a misconfiguration of Java
Summary: Connection to the layout renderer failed. This may be caused by a misconfigur...
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.0.13
Hardware: PC Windows
: Highest normal
Target Milestone: 5.0
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2013-10-13 16:30 UTC by andre.faria.24
Modified: 2015-02-03 17:58 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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


Attachments
IDE log file (89.04 KB, application/octet-stream)
2014-01-27 17:13 UTC, Paul Johnson
Details
IDE Log (161.76 KB, application/zip)
2014-02-04 05:49 UTC, Prashant Cholachagudda
Details
Xamarin Studio IDE Crash Log, open project, and select a layout to display (6.39 KB, application/zip)
2014-02-07 12:27 UTC, wonea
Details


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Description andre.faria.24 2013-10-13 16:30:59 UTC
Description of Problem:

"Connection to the layout renderer failed. This may be caused by a misconfiguration of Java." error message is displayed when opening any .axml file with the Layout Editor after 4.0.13 update.


OS: Windows 8 x64
Xamarin Version: 4.0.13
Comment 1 Marc Van Laer 2013-10-14 06:55:19 UTC
After upgrading Xamarin Studio to version 4.0.13 (Build 38) (see setting below), Layout renderer is no longer working. We are getting the following error:

Connection to layout renderer failed. This may caused by a misconfiguration of java. Please close and open file again.

Closing and opening file, does not make any difference.

A reïnstall from Xamarins website, does not work either (it stops after downloading when it starts installing).

Please advice...

Settings:

Xamarin Studio Version 4.0.13 (build 38) Installation UUID: 1b7f349c-8540-4e0e-8915-de20fec2aea9 Runtime: Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.18051 GTK+ 2.24.20 theme: MS-Windows GTK# (2.12.0.0)

Xamarin.Android Version: 4.8.3 (Business Edition) Android SDK: C:\Users\xxxxxxx\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk Supported Android versions: 1.6 (API level 4) 2.1 (API level 7) 2.2 (API level 8) 2.3 (API level 10) 3.1 (API level 12) 3.2 (API level 13) 4.0 (API level 14) 4.0.3 (API level 15) 4.1 (API level 16) 4.2 (API level 17) 4.3 (API level 18) Java SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_39 java version "1.6.0_39" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_39-b04) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.14-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

Build Information Release ID: 400130038 07afec667f7be5d0ee511eb7115bbac6377fbae8 Build date: 2013-09-24 05:26:17Z Xamarin addins: 61140345a5b109633a94409edcbc7a4c19a425c6

Operating System Windows 6.2.9200.0 (64-bit)
Comment 2 Philippe Monteil 2013-10-17 05:06:16 UTC
I have the same problem on OSX:

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 4.0.13 (build 38)
Installation UUID: 02b04f47-5993-4b27-acc7-ccf940eade3d
Runtime:
	Mono 3.2.3 ((no/8d3b4b7)
	GTK+ 2.24.20 theme: Raleigh
	GTK# (2.12.0.0)
	Package version: 302030000

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 4.6.2 (2067.2)
Build 4H1003

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 6.2.2.8 (Business Edition)
Hash: 0e572e1
Branch: 
Build date: 2013-02-04 17:10:37-0400

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.8.3 (Indie Edition)
Android SDK: /Volumes/Macintosh HD/android-sdk-mac_86
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1   (API level 7)
		2.2   (API level 8)
		2.3   (API level 10)
		3.1   (API level 12)
		4.0   (API level 14)
		4.0.3 (API level 15)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Xamarin.Mac: Not Installed

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 400130038
Git revision: 07afec667f7be5d0ee511eb7115bbac6377fbae8
Build date: 2013-09-24 08:53:29+0000
Xamarin addins: 61140345a5b109633a94409edcbc7a4c19a425c6

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.7.5
Darwin iMac-de-Philippe-Monteil.local 11.4.2 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2
    Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012
    root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

IDE.LOG:

INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:49Z]: Starting Xamarin Studio 4.0.13 (build 38)
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:49Z]: Running on Mono 3.2.3 ((no/8d3b4b7)
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:49Z]: Using GTK+ 2.24.20
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Core
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Ide
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Debugger
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Debugger.Soft
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.DesignerSupport
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Xamarin.Ide
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Xamarin.Ide.Mac
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.SourceEditor2
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.VersionControl
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.MacPlatform
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.MacDev
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.IPhone
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.XmlEditor
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.MonoAndroid
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Initializing Runtime Mono 3.2.3
Starting Xamarin Studio
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Deployment
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.AspNet
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Sql
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Components
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Query
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Autotools
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Refactoring
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.CSharpBinding
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.VBBinding
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.TextTemplating
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.AspNet.Mvc
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Found Xcode, version 4.6.2 (2067.2).
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: Found Xamarin.iOS, version 6.2.2.8.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: ANDROID: Found Android SDK. API levels: 7
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:50Z]: ANDROID: Found Xamarin.Android 4.8.3
   Chargement de Workbench
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.DocFood
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.GtkCore
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.NUnit
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Git
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.WebReferences
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Gettext
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.RegexToolkit
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.AssemblyBrowser
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Deployment.Linux
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.CBinding
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Subversion
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.ChangeLogAddIn
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.MonoDeveloperExtensions
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.CodeGenerator
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Designer
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.ConnectionManager
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.MonoMac
      Initialisation de la fenêtre principale
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Creating DefaultWorkbench
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Updating Welcome Page from 'http://software.xamarin.com/Service/News'.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:51Z]: Updating Prebuilt Apps from 'http://docs2.xamarin.com/PrebuiltApps.xml'.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:52Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Subversion.Unix
Error: did not find one of the files in sources//Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/External/monodoc/MonoDroid-man
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:52Z]: Prebuilt Apps image already up-to-date.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:52Z]: Prebuilt Apps image already up-to-date.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:52Z]: Prebuilt Apps image already up-to-date.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:52Z]: Welcome Page updated.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:53Z]: Prebuilt Apps already up-to-date.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:53Z]: Prebuilt Apps updated.
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Prj2Make
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.ILAsmBinding
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: ANDROID: Starting Android device monitor
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: ANDROID: Adb server launch operation completed
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: ANDROID: Creating android device tracker
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:54Z]: ANDROID: Got new device list from adb
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:55Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Sql.SqlServer
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:55Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Sql.MySql
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:55Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Sql.Npgsql
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:55Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.Database.Sql.Sqlite
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:55Z]: Add-in loaded: MonoDevelop.HexEditor
INFO [2013-10-17 10:57:56Z]: CodeTemplateService: No user templates, reading default templates.
ERROR [2013-10-17 10:58:07Z]: Erreur : impossible de trouver ou charger la classe principale HD.android-sdk-mac_86.tools.lib.ant-tasks.jar:.Volumes.Macintosh
ERROR [2013-10-17 10:58:07Z]: Connection failed
System.Exception: Java process failed to start
  at Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.JavaProcessConnection.DoConnect () [0x00145] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MonoDroid/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/JavaProcessConnection.cs:195 
INFO [2013-10-17 10:58:55Z]: ANDROID: Stopping Android device monitor
ERROR [2013-10-17 10:58:55Z]: Gtk-Critical: gtk_container_remove: assertion `GTK_IS_TOOLBAR (container) || widget->parent == GTK_WIDGET (container)' failed
Stack trace: 
   at Gtk.Container.gtk_container_remove(IntPtr , IntPtr )
   at Gtk.Container.Remove(Gtk.Widget widget)
   at Xwt.GtkBackend.CanvasBackend.RemoveChild(IWidgetBackend widget) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/external/xwt/Xwt.Gtk/Xwt.GtkBackend/CanvasBackend.cs:line 86
   at Xwt.Canvas.RemoveChild(Xwt.Widget widget) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/external/xwt/Xwt/Xwt/Canvas.cs:line 135
   at Xamarin.Designer.DesignerSurface.HandleReadyStatusChanged(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/md-addins/Xamarin.Designer/Xamarin.Designer/DesignerSurface.cs:line 143
   at Xamarin.Designer.DesignerSession.OnReadyStatusChanged() in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/md-addins/Xamarin.Designer/Xamarin.Designer/DesignerSession.cs:line 180
   at Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.AndroidDesignerSession.OnReadyStatusChanged() in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MonoDroid/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/AndroidDesignerSession.cs:line 379
   at Xwt.Application+<Invoke>c__AnonStorey0.<>m__9() in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/external/xwt/Xwt/Xwt/Application.cs:line 131
   at Xwt.GtkBackend.GtkEngine+<InvokeAsync>c__AnonStorey12.<>m__16(System.Object , System.EventArgs ) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/external/xwt/Xwt.Gtk/Xwt.GtkBackend/GtkEngine.cs:line 183
   at Gtk.Application+InvokeCB.Invoke()
   at GLib.Timeout+TimeoutProxy.Handler()
   at Gtk.Application.gtk_main()
   at Gtk.Application.Run()
   at MonoDevelop.Ide.IdeApp.Run() in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/src/core/MonoDevelop.Ide/MonoDevelop.Ide/Ide.cs:line 387
   at MonoDevelop.Ide.IdeStartup.Run(MonoDevelop.Ide.MonoDevelopOptions options) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/src/core/MonoDevelop.Ide/MonoDevelop.Ide/IdeStartup.cs:line 291
   at MonoDevelop.Ide.IdeStartup.Main(System.String[] args) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/monodevelop/main/src/core/MonoDevelop.Ide/MonoDevelop.Ide/IdeStartup.cs:line 538
   at Xamarin.Startup.MainClass.Main(System.String[] args) in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-4.0.13-branch/07afec66/source/md-addins/Xamarin.Startup/Main.cs:line 10
Comment 3 Prashant manu 2013-11-21 05:20:55 UTC
Today I have checked this issue with following builds:

All Mac and Windows
X.S 4.2.1(build 1)
X.Android 4.10.1-68(Windows)
X.Android 4.10.1-73(Mac)

I am unable to reproduce this issue. Layout opens properly at my end. This is the screencast for the same: http://screencast.com/t/ouC0D780rlh. Could you please try it again with latest build?
Comment 4 Paul Johnson 2014-01-26 20:49:55 UTC
This seems to have reappeared in 4.3.1
Comment 5 PJ 2014-01-27 11:41:04 UTC
Hi Paul,

What are your current platform-tools and build-tools versions?
Comment 6 Paul Johnson 2014-01-27 12:13:40 UTC
XS - makes no difference the version, the layout renderer isn't connecting, same applies with Monodroid. I've tried with the stable, beta and alpha versions of each and no connection

I'm using SDK tools 22.3, platform tools 19.0.1. I have also got the build tools for 19, 18.1.1, 18.1, 18.0.1 and 17 installed
Comment 7 Paul Johnson 2014-01-27 12:24:57 UTC
When creating a new view, I'm getting the following

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
  at Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerWidget.UpdateConflictsBar () [0x00012] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-license-sync/c5f82958/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MonoDroid/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/DesignerWidget.cs:584 
  at Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerWidget.<HandleConflictsChanged>m__39 () [0x00002] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-license-sync/c5f82958/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MonoDroid/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/Xamarin.AndroidDesigner/DesignerWidget.cs:575 
  at Xwt.Application+<Invoke>c__AnonStorey0.<>m__A () [0x00012] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-license-sync/c5f82958/source/monodevelop/main/external/xwt/Xwt/Xwt/Application.cs:131
Comment 8 Paul Johnson 2014-01-27 12:29:03 UTC
2nd attempt didn't give the error, but still won't connect
Comment 9 Lluis Sanchez 2014-01-27 13:51:46 UTC
Which API levels do you have installed in the Android SDK?
Comment 10 Paul Johnson 2014-01-27 15:20:31 UTC
everything down to 1.5
Comment 11 Lluis Sanchez 2014-01-27 16:34:01 UTC
Can you please attach the IDE log file? You can get it from the log directory (in the main menu: Help -> Open Log directory).
Comment 12 Paul Johnson 2014-01-27 17:13:48 UTC
Created attachment 5924 [details]
IDE log file
Comment 13 Paul Johnson 2014-01-28 18:54:20 UTC
This seems to be a mac only issue - a fresh install on a win7 VM of XS and Xam.Android allows for editing of the layouts
Comment 14 Lluis Sanchez 2014-01-29 07:08:52 UTC
Hi Paul,

When you open the layout the first time after starting Xamarin Studio, does the "Connection to the layout renderer failed" error show instantly or does the designer show the spinner and then the error after 15 seconds or so?
Comment 15 Paul Johnson 2014-01-29 09:11:46 UTC
15 seconds of spinner normally. If I create on from fresh, it is an almost instant render fail. After that (and on the same layout), the spinner hits for 15 seconds
Comment 16 Lluis Sanchez 2014-01-29 09:53:40 UTC
That's weird. Something in your system is not working well with the designer. Can you paste here all the configuration information you'll find in the XS about box?
Comment 17 Paul Johnson 2014-01-29 10:11:33 UTC
=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 4.3.1 (build 5)
Installation UUID: 378322f1-685b-4e5d-961e-0697c62fa258
Runtime:
	Mono 3.2.6 ((no/9b58377)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 theme: Raleigh
	GTK# (2.12.0.0)
	Package version: 302060000

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.11.0 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/PFJ/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1   (API level 7)
		2.2   (API level 8)
		2.3   (API level 10)
		3.1   (API level 12)
		4.0   (API level 14)
		4.0.3 (API level 15)
		4.3   (API level 18)
		4.4   (API level 19)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 5.0.2 (3335.32)
Build 5A3005

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 7.0.6.166 (Business Edition)
Hash: eac7b15
Branch: 
Build date: 2013-16-12 16:06:53-0500

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Xamarin.Mac: Not Installed

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 403010005
Git revision: c8e0387a36f22ec945cfdeddbe56a9c61594746c
Build date: 2014-01-17 23:40:42+0000
Xamarin addins: 522675b4b87feda7438d2ac402234f9a4b8053e4

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.9.1
Darwin Pauls-MacBook-Pro-2.local 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0
    Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013
    root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

The set up on my desktop machine is virtually the same as this
Comment 18 Paul Johnson 2014-01-30 11:59:56 UTC
Main desktop box is showing

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 4.3.1 (build 5)
Installation UUID: f3d1a29c-1ba2-4a83-a193-1087efe91a85
Runtime:
	Mono 3.2.6 ((no/9b58377)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 theme: Raleigh
	GTK# (2.12.0.0)
	Package version: 302060000

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.12.0 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/PFJ/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
	Supported Android versions:
		1.6   (API level 4)
		2.1   (API level 7)
		2.2   (API level 8)
		2.3   (API level 10)
		3.1   (API level 12)
		3.2   (API level 13)
		4.0   (API level 14)
		4.0.3 (API level 15)
		4.1   (API level 16)
		4.2   (API level 17)
		4.3   (API level 18)
		4.4   (API level 19)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_51"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_51-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 5.0.2 (3335.32)
Build 5A3005

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 7.0.6.168 (Business Edition)
Hash: 2ed9bc9
Branch: 
Build date: 2014-21-01 06:33:05-0500

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Xamarin.Mac: Not Installed

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 403010005
Git revision: c8e0387a36f22ec945cfdeddbe56a9c61594746c
Build date: 2014-01-17 23:40:42+0000
Xamarin addins: 522675b4b87feda7438d2ac402234f9a4b8053e4

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.9.1
Darwin Pauls-iMac.local 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0
    Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013
    root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 19 Paul Johnson 2014-01-30 12:43:37 UTC
Altering the version of Java back to 1.6.5 makes no difference, still won't let me onto the layout viewer
Comment 21 Prashant Cholachagudda 2014-02-04 05:49:43 UTC
Created attachment 5970 [details]
IDE Log
Comment 22 Lluis Sanchez 2014-02-06 13:14:56 UTC
Paul, do you have any kind of network blocking software installed in that mac?
Comment 23 Paul Johnson 2014-02-07 06:35:10 UTC
Sorry for the delay in replying - been at a conference. I have no network blocking software installed at all
Comment 24 wonea 2014-02-07 12:27:40 UTC
Created attachment 6000 [details]
Xamarin Studio IDE Crash Log, open project, and select a layout to display
Comment 25 Lluis Sanchez 2014-03-05 05:12:35 UTC
wonea: this specific issue is fixed in the latest stable release of Xamarin Studio.
Paul: can you try the latest stable release as well?
Comment 26 Paul Johnson 2014-04-24 05:12:34 UTC
Any chance of the fix going through to the alpha versions?
Comment 27 Lluis Sanchez 2014-04-30 03:30:07 UTC
Paul, a new alpha has just been published. Can you please try with it?
Comment 28 Paul Johnson 2014-04-30 06:54:41 UTC
WOW! That looks amazing - you guys have a done a great job with the redesign!

As for the bug, it's gone now - thanks :)
Comment 29 Lluis Sanchez 2014-04-30 09:10:40 UTC
I'm glad you like the new design :)

A heads up: Google just released an Android SDK update (22.6.3) that has issues with the designer. We are going to release a hotfix very soon, but meanwhile please don't update the SDK if you want to use the designer.
Comment 30 Paul Johnson 2014-04-30 09:40:21 UTC
Thanks for the heads up. Why can't google be as nice as Apple and work with you guys rather than release and make everyone else play catch up.. Sheesh!

;)
Comment 31 Prashant manu 2014-05-01 09:59:40 UTC
We have checked and now opening .axml with layout editor is working fine.

Environment Info:
Xamarin Studio Version 5.0 (build 828)
Git revision: 53d524d6009107500cebc7c18bc9e08595bc4f9b
Xamarin addins: 8f2dd739e74b868f6c4aebb1673453dd74eb581d
Xam.Android 4.12.4.10
Android SDK update (22.6.3)
Comment 32 Yuri 2015-01-16 19:06:34 UTC
It is back again with all latest updates from Google and latest stable release
Comment 33 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2015-02-03 17:58:20 UTC
@yuri:

There is anew bug report about this issue: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=26026