Bug 22422 - Windows Updater force-restarts VS
Summary: Windows Updater force-restarts VS
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
: High normal
Target Milestone: 4.0.0 (C6)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-27 15:11 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-10-09 02:18 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2014-08-27 15:11:15 UTC
When the Windows installer installs an update for Xamarin.Android, it force-restarts Visual Studio, discarding unsaved work.
Comment 1 Jatin 2014-08-29 05:52:43 UTC

This issue is reproducible at our end. Below are the steps for the same:

1. Install the latest XVS, i.e. 3.5.55
2. Now launch VS for example VS 2012
3. Create any android application.
4. It displays the pop-up, stating Xamarin.Android updates available.
5. Now Download and Install updates.
6. Observe that it force closes the VS and then tries to install Updates

Expected result: It should not force close the VS, rather it should display the confirmation pop-up stating, in order to install the updates user needs to close VS, so that user can itself close the VS manually after saving his work. And then retry to install updates.

Environment information:

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.3 (build 435)
Installation UUID: 522f0c5e-80a3-4414-aec7-1f3b9c1768d1
	Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.18408
	GTK+ 2.24.22 (MS-Windows theme)
	GTK# 2.12.25

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.16.0 (Trial Edition)
Android SDK: C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1    (API level 7)
		2.2    (API level 8)
		2.3    (API level 10)
		3.1    (API level 12)
		3.2    (API level 13)
		4.0    (API level 14)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		4.5    (API level 21)
Java SDK: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_39
java version "1.6.0_39"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_39-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.14-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 503000435
Git revision: 1e0c5fa7482a0356a71dfa469a3f71f5478a4660
Build date: 2014-08-25 12:47:56-04
Xamarin addins: 69708b283b171ea053d0edfbf09d98457d21fbee

=== Operating System ===

Windows 6.1.7601.65536
Comment 3 Marius Ungureanu 2015-09-15 18:30:00 UTC
Apparently not yet fixed, but Daniel is saying that XVS doesn't need to close before updating XA anymore. Leaving as open until further notice.
Comment 4 Daniel Cazzulino 2015-09-18 17:14:06 UTC
Fixed in 123888329c3cf944cdc0baf2b52d9064761c9317
Comment 5 xamarin-release-manager 2015-09-21 08:44:32 UTC
Fixed in version (cycle6)

Author: Daniel Cazzulino
Commit: 123888329c3cf944cdc0baf2b52d9064761c9317 (xamarin/XamarinVS)
Comment 6 Jatin 2015-10-09 02:18:55 UTC
Today,I have checked this issue with latest builds of Cycle 6 XVS, now this issue is not exists while installing updates for Xamarin in VS its prompt for close VS manually for installing the updates.

Screencast for the same: http://www.screencast.com/t/R3MGvjLU6x

Hence closing this issue.

Environment info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
Version 14.0.23107.0 D14REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.00081

Installed Version: Enterprise

Architecture and Modeling Tools   00322-80000-00000-AA038
Microsoft Architecture and Modeling Tools
UML® and Unified Modeling Language™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Visual Basic 2015   00322-80000-00000-AA038
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-80000-00000-AA038
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-80000-00000-AA038
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools   14.0.20626.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.30624.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Common Azure Tools   1.5
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

GenerateUnitTest   1.0
Generates unit test code for methods in classes under test.

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Code Digger   0.9
Microsoft Code Digger

Microsoft.Pex.VisualStudio   1.0

NuGet Package Manager   3.0.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.50616.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

Xamarin (22caadd)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android (f94dc5b)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS (7bcf0da)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.