Bug 17097 - Dependent Assemblies of Referenced Assemblies Not Packaged
Summary: Dependent Assemblies of Referenced Assemblies Not Packaged
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dominique Louis
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-07 12:07 UTC by Dan Bartram
Modified: 2016-05-10 17:03 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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

VS Solution that replicates issue (918.15 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2014-01-07 12:07 UTC, Dan Bartram

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Description Dan Bartram 2014-01-07 12:07:40 UTC
Created attachment 5774 [details]
VS Solution that replicates issue

I'm seeing a strange issue with Xamarin.iOS projects in VS 2012 / 2013 (happens in both).

Basically I have this:

MainApp -- refs --> Assembly A -- refs --> Assembly B

When I debug this app, I get a file not found exception when Assembly B is accessed. Sure enough, Assembly B is not included in the app package that is deployed to the simulator on my Mac build host.

I have reproduced this behavior in a simple test app.

If I build and run the same project from the Mac host / Xamarin Studio, then Assembly B is included correctly and everything works.

If I manually add a reference to Assembly B from the MainApp, then Assembly B gets included in the package sent over to the build host.

Additionally, I reproduced the same issue using SQLite from the component store.

MainApp -- refs --> DataAccess Assembly -- refs --> SQLite.dll

In this case, SQLite.dll is not included in package. If I also add the SQLite component to the main app (even though it's not directly used there) the dll gets packaged correctly.

I'm attaching a VS solution that duplicates this behavior.

Windows 8.1 / Visual Studio 2013, Xamarin.iOS 7.0.4, Stable Channel, Mavericks running on build host.
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2014-01-07 12:15:20 UTC
This is fixed in the beta version of the extension, 1.10, to be released in the near future.