Bug 20964 - Visual Studio 2013 doesn't recognize Xamarin 3 updates
Summary: Visual Studio 2013 doesn't recognize Xamarin 3 updates
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 3.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-27 23:06 UTC by Horácio J. C. Filho
Modified: 2016-12-22 18:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Horácio J. C. Filho 2014-06-27 23:06:37 UTC
Hi guys,

Visual Studio 2013 doesn't recognize Xamarin updates, but using Xamarin Studio I can see the updates available, however Visual Studio just show "Xamarin is up to date".

My system info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.30501.00 Update 2
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Installed Version: Ultimate

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Comment 1 Mohit Kheterpal 2014-06-30 06:09:19 UTC
Hi Horácio,

You have installed Xamarin 3.0.56 on your machine i.e. the latest stable build.
In stable channel you should see that 'Xamarin is up to date'. However, you can see available builds in alpha and beta channel.

Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/z7Z4M7sc

Could you please check that are you on same channel in XS and VS?
Comment 2 Horácio J. C. Filho 2014-06-30 12:14:30 UTC
Hi Mohit,

Thanks for helping me :D

The bug is that in any channel VS show "Xamarin is up to date" whereas XS shows available builds in beta and alpha channel correctly. I installed Xamarin 3.0.56 and update it for through XS because VS doesn't show any update in any of the three channels. I'm using Xamarin downloaded through the alpha channel, but if I check for updates in stable channel I'm surprised with the message "Xamarin is up to date", however, XS shows that Xamarin 3.0.56 is available for download.
Comment 3 Mohit Kheterpal 2014-06-30 13:24:30 UTC
Thanks Horácio

I have again tried to reproduce this issue via installing alpha builds from stable builds using XS updater.(i.e. Moving from stable builds --> Alpha builds)

And then check in VS then it shows Stable xamarin 3.0.56 in stable channel and showing "xamarin is up to date" in alpha channel.

Finally I am successfully able to install stable builds from alpha builds via VS updater.(i.e. Moving from Alpha builds --> Stable builds)

Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/OprOy940OnwV

Please let me know if I have missed some stets to reproduce this issue?
Comment 4 Mohit Kheterpal 2014-06-30 13:27:54 UTC
An update to comment 3,

I have checked this issue with VS 2012 / VS 2013 and getting same behavior.
Comment 5 Horácio J. C. Filho 2014-07-02 12:44:48 UTC
I'm sorry, I'm on a week of many jobs :'(, so I'm free I return to do more tests, thank you for your attention :D Xamarin <3
Comment 6 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-22 18:55:42 UTC
Marking the bug as Resolved Not_Reproducible.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.