Bug 21448 - Don't show "Connection to Xamarin.iOS Build Host failed" if another project is currently the start-up project
Summary: Don't show "Connection to Xamarin.iOS Build Host failed" if another project i...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pierce Boggan [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-18 15:43 UTC by Pierce Boggan [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-09-28 14:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2014-07-18 15:43:42 UTC
Description of Issue: When you have a solution referencing multiple platforms (like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) the Mac Build Host error shouldn't appear. It is confusing from a user's perspective and gives the perception that something is wrong, even though it isn't (unless they are targeting iOS).

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/I1GbBp5F
Comment 1 Sadik Ali 2014-07-21 07:50:08 UTC
I have checked this issue and I am getting the same behavior

When I create xamarin.Forms application on VS I observed that I am getting the same error while my Startup project is Android or Windows not iOS.

Screencast: http://www.screencast.com/t/PIm5EYIY

Environment Info:

Windows 8.1
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.30501.00 Update 2
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641
Installed Version: Professional
Xamarin (2c7ce396ab0b65e4a494d3055402ed5b33912ce2)
Comment 2 Enzo Heredia 2015-09-28 14:09:47 UTC
With implementation of XMA this shouldn't be reproducible, please verify with latest master build or alpha.