Bug 15754 - [iOS-VS]"Connection to Xamarin.iOS buildhost failed. Doubleclick here to select a new server" error while trying to connect to a buildhost
Summary: [iOS-VS]"Connection to Xamarin.iOS buildhost failed. Doubleclick here to sele...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: 1.8.x (VS2013)
Assignee: GouriKumari
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-28 15:33 UTC by GouriKumari
Modified: 2015-01-05 11:20 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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

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Description GouriKumari 2013-10-28 15:33:33 UTC
Steps to Reproduce:
Case: Pairing from a clean state.

1.Install MTVS 1.8.170.msi
2. Create a new project to trigger connection to build server wizard
3. Select a build host by doubleclicking the buildhost

Actual Behaviour: 
The connection wizard continuoulsy showed, "Establishing connection to the build host". Since, it didn't get connected I cancelled the connection. But the buildhost address got saved in registry key and mtbserver-gui.dat got created in mac side. This happened without pairing, Windows VS and mac. Deleted the files created to return the systems to clean state.

Followed step 2 and selected the same buildhost. "Connection to Xamarin.iOS buildhost failed. Doubleclick here to select a new server" error was thrown by VS. 

Supplemental Info: http://screencast.com/t/eMetId1jxgn

Test Env:

MTVS 1.8.170.msi
MT 7.04.138
Comment 1 GouriKumari 2013-10-28 15:42:21 UTC
This error can be reproduced by following the below steps as well:

1. Create a new iOS project to trigger connection wizard.
2. Select a build host and click connect button

Actual Behaviour:
"Connection to Xamarin.iOS failed. Doubleclick here to select a new server " error is thrown and the Connect build server wizard reappear again. 
Second time: User is able to select and connect to the same build host and VS pairing window also pop up on windows side.
Supplemental Info:
Comment 2 Alan McGovern 2013-10-31 14:55:57 UTC
I think this has been fixed as there was a commit to cope with this issue a few days ago. As I can't repro, could you close this if you cannot repro with the latest 1.8 builds?
Comment 3 GouriKumari 2013-10-31 15:07:58 UTC
Retested with the latest Xamarin.iOS for VS build 1.8.239.msi. The bug reported is no longer occuring. 
Marking this bug as resolved fixed.

Test Env:
Xamarin.iOS for VS: 1.8.239.msi
Windows 7.
Comment 4 GouriKumari 2013-11-04 16:48:00 UTC
Verified this bug with Xamarin.iOS for VS 1.8.266.msi

Supplemental Info: http://screencast.com/t/1ybOLQLfqVXd

Test case is already added to  QA automation testsuite.

Test Env:
Xamarin.iOS for VS 1.8.266.msi
Windows 7
Comment 5 GouriKumari 2013-11-04 16:52:24 UTC
Please ignore comment #4. The comment is meant for another bug.

This bug is fixed and verified .  Already added a case in QA Automation test suite.

Test Env:
Xamarin.iOS for VS 1.8.266.msi
Windows 7