Bug 19986 - Unable to build MvvmCross application on Xamarin.Droid
Summary: Unable to build MvvmCross application on Xamarin.Droid
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16039
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 3.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-05-22 04:53 UTC by Johan Högfeldt
Modified: 2014-05-30 04:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Johan Högfeldt 2014-05-22 04:53:50 UTC
I get the following error when trying to build a Xamarin.Droid project with MvvmCross from VS2013:

"System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'Cirrious.CrossCore, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?"

If I build the same project with Xamarin Studio for Mac everything works fine.
Comment 1 Prashant manu 2014-05-22 08:36:56 UTC
I have checked this issue and able to reproduce this. To reproduce this issue I have followed the steps below:

1. Create a simple android application.
2. Install MvvmCross - Settings Plugin by running command "Install-Package Mvx.Plugins.Settings" in Package Manager Console.
3. Build the application and got the error.

Screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/LZDP0I1D9gj

Environment Info :

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Xamarin.Android   4.12.03003 (7f0e3d3c)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   1.10.47 (3d6a125d)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS

Note : If I build the same project with Xamarin Studio on Mac, I am getting the same build error. While checking this issue for windows, I have checked this on Mac and got the same issue for that I have filed Bug 19990
Comment 2 Johan Högfeldt 2014-05-30 04:50:58 UTC
I have solved the issue, which is a general issue: It turns out that it is due to restrictions in directory name length. Directories can not exceed 256 characters, and for me having a long name it turned out the components directory names got to long. The solution was moving the project directory from my user directory to C:.

This thread is also a duplicate, so I will add this comment to the other bug as well.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 16039 ***