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Our company uses the "β" character to indicate beta versions.
1) Set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1").
2) Attempt to open the iOS Application properties screen in Visual Studio.
Visual Studio gives the following error: "Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 27, position 20."
Xamarin Studio on the mac accepts this, but Visual Studio does not.
Forgot to indicate my current system info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Xamarin.iOS 1.8.365 (8cb9dbd0)
Today, we have checked this issue with:
We are also getting this issue, if we set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1") and opens the iOS Application properties in VS. It gave an error message: "Invalid character in the given encoding.
Hence marking this as Confirmed.
Tested on XVS 3.3.43. PListEditor is now accepting special characters.
Now if we set the CFBundleShortVersionString property in an iOS plist file to include the "β" character (e.g. "3.5.0-pre-β1") and iOS Application properties is opening correctly in VS.
Xamarin 22.214.171.124 (dbffe55069b63421bd693786930d7d5e43b571e8)
Win7 VS 2013