Bug 16452 - Designer TAB is not Displaying GUI
Summary: Designer TAB is not Displaying GUI
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: GTK# Designer ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-26 05:04 UTC by Ravi Raj
Modified: 2013-12-02 00:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Screen shot showing complete hidden designer window. (38.11 KB, image/png)
2013-11-26 05:04 UTC, Ravi Raj

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Description Ravi Raj 2013-11-26 05:04:44 UTC
Created attachment 5542 [details]
Screen shot showing complete hidden designer window.

Hello there,

Under windows 7 operating system, I installed X-Studio. I created a new GTK# project. Double clicking the MainWindow.cs is opening the main window source code tab perfectly and when I am switching to the Designer tab, the GUI window design layout is properly displaying for the first time and when I again switch to Source tab and then clicking the designer tab again, hides the GUI window design layout permanently for that session.

How often this is happening?
Almost all the time.

Temporary Solution?
Opening any other tab or file in the solution and then again clicking on the mainwindow designer tab displays the GUI designer.
Comment 1 Saurabh 2013-11-26 13:00:57 UTC
I am not able to reproduce this issue with XS 4.2.1(Build 1) 

For new GTK# application, Designer tab displays GUI successfully.

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/DbCC2ZiMoq9a

Windows 7 and 8
XS 4.2.1(Build 1)

Could you please check this issue with XS 4.2.1(Build 1)?

If you are still able to reproduce this issue then please add an screencast and environment details in the bug.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-11-26 13:43:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 16395 ***
Comment 3 Ravi Raj 2013-11-27 03:47:01 UTC
The process you are using is wrong Saurabh. Why you are closing the project. Switch back and forth any open designer window in Source / Designer tabs and see what happens.

Here is the screen cast:
Comment 4 Saurabh 2013-11-27 12:58:51 UTC
I am also getting same issue. Designer tab displays GUI only first time, if user switches to Source tab and reopen Designer tab again then GUI disappears.

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/XWEAXBRH

Windows 7
XS 4.2.1(Build 1)/4.2.2(Build 2)
Comment 5 Ravi Raj 2013-12-02 00:02:04 UTC
Hi there,

Status is confirmed, now what ! How to get rid of this problem.