Bug 19859 - Bad compilation: BundleResource'd item not included in build if build cache is not cleared
Summary: Bad compilation: BundleResource'd item not included in build if build cache i...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.12.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2014-05-16 14:15 UTC by softlion
Modified: 2014-09-11 14:09 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description softlion 2014-05-16 14:15:44 UTC
In an ios project, i have files set as BundleResource.
These files are not found by the runtime when the app executes, when this app is built and deployed a second time. 
A fix is to clear the xamarin build host cache folders (executing the clean command from VS2013 won't work).
Comment 1 softlion 2014-05-16 14:16:20 UTC
cache folder on mac: mtbs/build
Comment 2 narayanp 2014-05-19 03:49:00 UTC
I have tried to reproduce this issue 

My project having some .png files their build action is 'Bundle Resources' I am successfully able to deploy application even seeing all images in my app at runtime. 

Is there anything else which I have missed here to reproduce this Issue?

@Softlion, Could you please provide some more steps or test project so that I can also reproduce it at my end?
Comment 3 softlion 2014-05-19 04:37:22 UTC
> able to deploy application

Try to use Adhoc/Release mode configuration.

This happens often in this configuration.
I've switched to beta channel and the issue seems fixed.
Comment 4 softlion 2014-05-19 17:00:24 UTC
I found the problem.

This is caused by the build action of some resource files which were set to "content" instead of "bundleresource".

These files are in the /resource folder. It seems this is not supported by the "content" action.
Comment 5 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2014-05-20 03:34:05 UTC
OK, I'm closing this bug report then.
Comment 6 softlion 2014-05-20 09:48:36 UTC
Well, it does not resolve the problem.

The deployment bug is still present.

It seems to be triggered when switching configuration from debug/simulator to debug/iphone and vice/versa
Comment 7 softlion 2014-05-21 02:26:16 UTC
Yes it seems this is how to reproduce:

- build and deploy the solution once in the simulator (debug)
- switch to adhoc/debug, build and deploy the solution once on the device
=> lots of resources are missing
- clean the mtbs folder on mac, clean the solution, rebuild deploy => ok
- swith to simulator/debug, build and deploy the solution once
=> lots of resources are missing
Comment 8 softlion 2014-05-21 02:26:29 UTC
note: using vs2013
Comment 9 softlion 2014-05-26 11:20:20 UTC
I can reproduce it also in the simulator, by :
- build and deploy the solution once in the simulator (debug)
- switch to adhoc or release, build and deploy the solution once in the simulator
Comment 10 softlion 2014-07-31 15:23:38 UTC
So it is really caused by a cache bug, which does not understand the change of configuration.
Comment 11 Adam 2014-08-14 00:49:56 UTC
I am also experiencing this problem.

Reproduced using Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2013.
I also have two different mac build machines that I target from my one Visual Studio workstation - one experiences the issue, one does not (both are

My build config is usually debug/simulator when I get the problem.
I never seem to get the issue when deploying to device.

It does not affect all files in the bundle resources folder - but the files that most often go missing are *.css and *.ttf files.
Comment 12 Adam 2014-08-15 00:29:54 UTC
To expand on this - the machine that is having problem is on OSX 10.9.4.
The machine that works fine (with the exact same build of Xamarin Build Host/Studio) is 10.8.5
Comment 13 softlion 2014-09-11 14:09:38 UTC
seems fixed in latest version