Bug 16888 - Plugin fails to load when Visual Studio language is not English
Summary: Plugin fails to load when Visual Studio language is not English
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jim Borden
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-18 22:36 UTC by Jim Borden
Modified: 2016-12-22 17:31 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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

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Description Jim Borden 2013-12-18 22:36:30 UTC
As the title indicates, the iOS plugin is failing to load when Visual Studio is set to a language other than English (in our case, Japanese).  This has been replicated on two separate machines.  Here are the steps:

1) Install Visual Studio 2013 (Professional in our case) in a language other than English (Japanese in our case) or download the Japanese language pack (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40783) and change the language to Japanese.

2) Install Xamarin via the universal installer

3) Open Visual Studio 2013 and navigate to Tools -> Options -> Xamarin and you will get an error message about the plugin being unable to load.

4) Download and install the Visual Studio English Language Pack (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40783) or switch back to English if you already have the option available.

5) Switch Visual Studio's language to English and see that the Xamarin settings pane now works correctly

6) [OPTIONAL] Switch the language back to Japanese and watch it fail again.

NOTE:  The Android plugin fails in the same manner
Comment 1 Jim Borden 2013-12-19 00:51:40 UTC
Oh, forgot to mention, I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Comment 2 Prashant manu 2015-07-28 08:56:34 UTC
We have checked with following steps and getting not plugin fail behavior.

Steps we followed:
1. Downloaded and installed Japanese language pack in English VS
2. Selected Japanese language and restarted VS.
3. Navigate to Tools -> Options -> Xamarin and plugin for Android/iOS are loaded correctly.

Could you please recheck this with latest stable builds? If you are still getting the same problem please provide the logs from place:
In VS: IDE log: Location: C:\User\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Log\ 
(Devenev file with latest timestamp) 

Environment Info:
All VS
XVS 3.11.823
Comment 3 Enzo Heredia 2015-08-19 14:12:29 UTC
assigning to Jim Borden for confimation
Comment 4 Enzo Heredia 2015-08-19 14:20:52 UTC
as per Prashant comment
Comment 5 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-22 17:31:55 UTC
Marking as resolved fixed.
Please feel free to reopen the issue if you can still reproduce it with current bits.