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Using Xamarin for Visual Studio version 3.5.5, if the Deployment Target is not set, deploying the app gives the following error:
Error 1 Could not parse MinimumOSVversion 'Xamarin.MacDev.PString' App1
## To reproduce:
1. Open Visual Studio and create a new iOS project
2. In the Project Properties->iOS Application page, delete the deployment target
3. Run the app project.
## Actual Result: deployment fails with the above error
## Expected result: A better error message that says "The Deployment Target needs to be set in the project properties."
## To fix: Set the Deployment Target in the Project Properties->iOS Application page.
I have checked this issue and able to reproduce. To reproduce this I have followed the steps given in bug description. I observed that when user delete the deployment target and try to run the app getting the Error "Could not parse MinimumOSVversion 'Xamarin.MacDev.PString'". And after setting the deployment target user is able to successfully deploy the application.
Actual Result: Error "Could not parse MinimumOSVversion 'Xamarin.MacDev.PString'"
Expected result: A better error message that says "The Deployment Target
needs to be set in the project properties."
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
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ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.3.41009
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Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
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NuGet Package Manager 2.8.50313.31
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SQL Server Data Tools 11.1.20627.00
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 1.0
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Xamarin 188.8.131.52 (3f0c2c501a1c42ac9d362dd1970c001bdce7ce6b)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
Chris says this "has caught a few people out but without any movement". That to me means he's got multiple reports of the issue, so I'm increasing the priority.