Bug 15643 - Interface builder not importing xcassets
Summary: Interface builder not importing xcassets
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS Designer ()
Version: 4.0.13
Hardware: Macintosh All
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 4.2.4 (from master)
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-24 05:08 UTC by Tom
Modified: 2014-02-11 09:59 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

Xamarin and Xcode project layouts showing lack of imported images (1.19 MB, image/tiff)
2014-01-15 11:27 UTC, David Berry

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Description Tom 2013-10-24 05:08:38 UTC
I have imported images using an xcassets folder and created imagesets within.
xcassets folder is situated in the resource folder.

When I double click the storyboard of my project none of my images are present to be added to the views.
If they have previously been added in xcode then a questionmark placeholder is present.

They are imported correctly if not in an xcassets folder but simply dropped directly into the resources folder.
Comment 1 Prashant manu 2013-11-21 06:58:39 UTC
@Tom, Could you please provide me some steps or screencast so that I can reproduce it at my end?
Comment 2 Alex Corrado [MSFT] 2014-01-10 15:26:48 UTC
Xcode integration now appears to synchronize asset catalogs, and support has also been added to the iOS designer (md-addins 723353f86ae7b601e436b8ee1e54f447ff27c010)
Comment 3 David Berry 2014-01-15 11:25:49 UTC
As of today with:
    Xamarin 4.2.2
    Xcode 5.0.2

I'm still seeing this issue with layouts as shown in the attached photo.
Comment 4 David Berry 2014-01-15 11:27:43 UTC
Created attachment 5843 [details]
Xamarin and Xcode project layouts showing lack of imported images

No .xcassets are contained in the Xcode project.
Comment 5 Alan McGovern 2014-01-15 11:32:21 UTC
Jeff, Can you confirm whether or not this feature exists in 4.2.2. If it does, could you investigate this error?
Comment 6 David Berry 2014-01-15 11:39:08 UTC
Looking at release comments, there's a comment in 4.2.3 release notes that it's fixed.  When I run Check for Updates on 4.2.2 it doesn't offer 4.2.3 and says everything is up-to-date.  If I switch to the alpha 4.3.1 release it seems to work as intended (in Xcode, it doesn't work in Xamarin's interface builder)
Comment 7 Alan McGovern 2014-01-15 12:13:32 UTC
Ah, perfect.

This was a feature we were missing inside the integrated iOS designer. The feature will probably not make the next release of the internal designer (Xamarin Studio 4.3.2), but it is very likely to be in the release after that (4.3.3 or whatever). If 4.3.1 works as expected when using xcode then we can safely close this as the bug has definitely been fixed and the feature will appear in the internal editor soon.

Thanks for the additional information!
Comment 8 David Berry 2014-01-15 12:28:17 UTC
Leaves open the question of why I can't upgrade 4.2.2 to 4.2.3, but that's a different issue entirely :)
Comment 9 Alan McGovern 2014-01-15 12:33:05 UTC
We accidentally published the release notes before we published Xamarin Studio 4.2.3. We are planning on releasing it shortly though, so do keep an eye on the updater and it should show up within the next few days. It's just completing QA and the release process at the moment.
Comment 10 Jeffrey Stedfast 2014-01-15 13:52:38 UTC
Xamarin Studio 4.2.3 isn't released yet and is the only version of Xamarin Studio that supports this.

4.2.3 should be going into Beta today, I think. That's what the plan is anyway.