Bug 18444 - cannot modified info.plist in visual studio with Xamarin.iOS
Summary: cannot modified info.plist in visual studio with Xamarin.iOS
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.10.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 4.4.0 (C10)
Assignee: Joaquin Jares
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-18 11:18 UTC by Tomoaki Masuda
Modified: 2017-05-22 18:12 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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

build error (31.37 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-03-18 11:19 UTC, Tomoaki Masuda

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Description Tomoaki Masuda 2014-03-18 11:18:28 UTC
Description of Problem:

by Xamarin.iOS 1.10.47

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. make new project of iPhone Project by visual studio 2013.
2. double click info.plist.
3. input "Application name", "Identifier" and "Develoyment" etc.
4. save and close info.plist.
5. open info.plist, agein.
6. "Application name" is not applied.

You cannot save to info.plist.
When You modified to info.plist by notepad, 
this project is able to iOS application.

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

I think that I have save by Info.plist.

How often does this happen? 


Additional Information:
Comment 1 Tomoaki Masuda 2014-03-18 11:19:07 UTC
Created attachment 6343 [details]
build error
Comment 2 Nischal 2014-03-19 02:33:38 UTC
We have checked as per description and able to save application name in Info.plist successfully. Checked with and without connecting to build host both.
Screencast for this:  http://screencast.com/t/VmSUUoRt

Could you please re-recheck this again. Also if you are still encountering this problem please assign back with detailed test steps and screenshot.

Comment 3 Nischal 2014-03-19 02:37:22 UTC
Environment Info:
VS 2013
MTVS 1.10.47 (3d6a125d)
Comment 4 Tomoaki Masuda 2014-03-19 02:52:07 UTC
Dear xamarin.
I see, error pattern.
When I select "File" -> "Save info.plist", it is saved.
When I select "File" -> "Save All", it is NOT saved.
Comment 5 Shruti 2014-03-19 03:36:58 UTC
I have checked with following steps to reproduce this issue.

1. Create a new project of iPhone Project by visual studio 2013.
2. Double click on info.plist.
3. Input "Application name", "Identifier", Version and "Develoyment" etc.
4. Click on 'Save All' from File Menu and close info.plist.
5. Open info.plist, again.
6. "Application name", "Identifier" and  "Version" detail was missing.

Screen Cast Info : http://screencast.com/t/e3C0AR2GYfc6

Environment Info:
Visual Studio 2013
X.iOS 1.10.47
Comment 6 PinkhamSoftware 2014-05-12 14:00:54 UTC
Quick fix.. try closing and opening the info.plist, multiple times and you may be prompted with a dialog window to use consist line endings in some form.. 

I use Git so that may have been playing with the line endings.

Once I told visual studio 2013 to just use windows line endings everything started working ok.

Hope this helps
Comment 7 Joaquin Jares 2015-10-06 16:18:03 UTC
I know it's been some time, but just in case someone runs into this bug: we know our info.plist experience is not the best and we have some work scheduled to completely redo it. Meanwhile, anything that's editable in the plist is editable too in the property pages of iOS projects, and that works way better. The workaround, for the moment, is to use that instead of the plist editor.
Comment 10 Joaquin Jares 2017-05-22 18:12:26 UTC
This has been fixed as part of the manifest editor improvements.