Bug 1946 - Binding projects should use Native References
Summary: Binding projects should use Native References
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: (C7)
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-08 13:52 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-01-28 18:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-11-08 13:52:25 UTC
iPhone binding projects currently use *.linkwith.cs "codebehind" files for referenced native libraries, which has the following issues:

a) the *.linkwith.cs it doesn't update when the library file is changed
b) the build targets can't validate the values of the LinkWith attributes against the library
c) it's not consistent with the "NativeReference" feature of iPhone projects
d) it's not as user friendly the "NativeReference" feature of iPhone projects

It would be ~trivial to improve this by using the existing UI for "NativeReference" items and have the built targets convert the NativeReference items to Compile and EmbeddedResource items before CoreCompile.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2016-01-28 18:48:29 UTC
Implemented :)