Bug 16255 - Impossible to update properly. DevEnv.exe cannot be closed
Summary: Impossible to update properly. DevEnv.exe cannot be closed
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-15 04:51 UTC by Andy
Modified: 2016-12-22 17:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description Andy 2013-11-15 04:51:58 UTC
The only way to make the updater popup is to open a project in VS. When it pops up, no matter what I try to do, I can't close nor kill the instance of devenv (VS) that launched the updater. So as a last instance, I indicate 'a reboot will be required'. This won't work either, the installer is stuck with a dialog which says it needs to close VS.

i.e.: there is no proper way to update !!!
Comment 1 Andy 2013-11-15 04:53:22 UTC
In fact, the only way to kill that devenv, is to quit the updater.
Comment 2 Andy 2013-11-15 05:00:25 UTC
As part of this, and many other installation problems, can you provide an public updater link directly somewhere accessible ? 
For the installer, one has to dig them up by logging in in the store (why in the store ??). By the way, there, the user image is hidden on the right for less than huge monitor resolutions.

I probably had to uninstall and re-download the installer at least 20 times in the recent year, to work around bugs. If the whole installation/update process is still flimsy and hotfixes are needed, it would make life easier for the user to provide easy access to installers and updaters, with versioning and all.
Comment 3 narayanp 2013-11-22 03:39:57 UTC
@Andy, Could you please provide Steps or screencast so that I can reproduce it at my end?
Comment 4 Andy 2013-11-29 13:35:30 UTC
Probably solved with last update
Comment 5 Andy 2014-01-03 07:09:57 UTC
Actually no. Problems still comes up !
Comment 6 Marek Habersack 2014-01-07 05:36:04 UTC

Here are URLs for the latest beta channel updates (you need to install both of them if you use both Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android):


Comment 7 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-22 17:21:53 UTC
Marking as resolved fixed.
Please feel free to reopen the issue if you can still reproduce it with current bits.