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After I add asm ref to Extension project I can find new <ReferenceOutputAssembly> tag within AppContainer csproj file.
Looks like this tag break the extension compilation process. I mean Extension executable doesn't copy to Plugins folder within AppContainer package.
I found this within XS Version 5.7 (build 435). Meanwhile XS 5.2.6 (current Alpha) works fine.
Step to reproduce:
* open PhotoFilter sample from here https://github.com/xamarin/monotouch-samples/tree/master/ios8/PhotoFilter
* remove asm ref to PhotoFilterExtension project from PhotoFilter project
* Add asm ref to extension project back.
* show diff
Here new tag appears (ReferenceOutputAssembly). With this tag AppContainer (PhotoFilter.app) doesn't contain any extension (no Plugins folder inside). If you manually remove ReferenceOutputAssembly tag from csproj file and compile solution again you will be able to see Plugins folder with appex file inside (expected behaviour).
What is a problem – ReferenceOutputAssembly itself or XS treats it incorrectly for extension projects?
Works fine for me.
Also: removing and then re-adding the PhotoFilterExtension reference makes 0 changes according to git diff.
I was finally able to reproduce this with the XS 5.7 alpha
I've fixed this in git master but my patch did not make it in time for the alpha.
I am changing the target milestone to 8.6.0.
I have checked this issue with following builds
Mac OS X 10.9.4
Xamarin Studio 5.7 (build 657)
Mono 3.12.0 ((detached/a813491)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Xcode 6.1 (6602)
Xamarin.iOS 184.108.40.206 (Enterprise Edition)
I am getting expected behaviour, Hence closing this issue.
Screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/Sh0b2TSD3X0