Bug 25796 - iOS Advanced Build options does not include the Arm64 architecture
Summary: iOS Advanced Build options does not include the Arm64 architecture
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.9
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 3.9.1
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-07 14:06 UTC by John Miller [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-03-13 12:11 UTC (History)
15 users (show)

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

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Description John Miller [MSFT] 2015-01-07 14:06:55 UTC

   See this screenshot from VS: http://screencast.com/t/0WTbXOoyFumx 
   Here are the options expected, which are in XS: http://screencast.com/t/tmtsu1CQ

**Steps to Reproduce:**

   Right click on an iOS project and go to the iOS Build -> Advanced tab. 

**Actual Results:**


**Expected Results:**


**Build Date & Platform:**

   XVS 3.9.221
Comment 1 Danish Akhtar 2015-01-08 05:10:38 UTC
I am also getting same issue in VS, we are not getting Arm64 architecture under iOS Advanced Build options.

Hence marking this as Confirmed.


Environment info:
Windows 8
VS 2013
Xamarin 3.9.236
Comment 2 Ian Ceicys 2015-01-08 10:47:31 UTC
I can confirm that I am seeing this issue as well. 

I am seeing that when ARMv7 is selected in the configuration settings in the project x64 is being correctly added.

We MUST document that issue and we SHOULD add it to the release notes. 

We (QA - Peter, Gouri, and I) talked about this issue on 1-07-2015 and we don't believe it should be a blocker for the current release on 1-12-2015, but this definitely should be fixed.
Comment 4 Joaquin Jares 2015-01-20 09:38:37 UTC
Fixed via https://github.com/xamarin/XamarinVS/pull/1975. Will be available in the service release.
Comment 5 Prashant manu 2015-01-21 01:58:33 UTC
We have checked now getting Arm64 architecture under iOS Advanced Build options.
Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/7oTraCWH

Environment Info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.53344

Installed Version: Professional

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012

Office Developer Tools   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Office Developer Tools

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012

Visual Basic 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Visual Basic 2012

Visual C# 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Visual C# 2012

Visual C++ 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012

Visual F# 2012   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Visual F# 2012

Visual Studio 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker

Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Developer Tools   04938-004-0033001-02572
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Developer Tools

ASP.NET and Web Tools   2012.3.41009
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Editor extensions for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Windows Azure Web Sites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Windows Azure

NuGet Package Manager   2.8.50926.602
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.0
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Data Tools   11.1.20627.00
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

Workflow Manager Tools 1.0   1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.

Xamarin (9dc78c4)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android (49a04b966feb40dfdba49d57ba16249b66d606a6)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS (17a86942f227f2877523cc16fe1fb3c93a1ac0ef)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
XI| Build Host
Comment 6 John Miller [MSFT] 2015-01-21 12:31:26 UTC
To work around this until the fix is available, edit the <MTouchArch> element in the .csproj file for the build configuration being used to include ARM64:

<MtouchArch>ARMv7, ARM64</MtouchArch>
Comment 7 dcarrigan 2015-02-24 00:36:43 UTC
I can confirm John Miller (Comment #6) worked for me as a work around.

It would be wise to also note that the simulator and device use different values. x86_64 for the simulator and ARM64 for the device. Although I'm not totally sure what would happen if you mixed them up.

Thanks to OlafBartelt
Comment 8 Nestor 2015-03-11 17:10:04 UTC
Still it's not available 
Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013

Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Xamarin   3.9.483.0 



Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
Comment 9 Kees Alderliesten 2015-03-13 12:11:02 UTC
Projects migrated to Unified don't have the Arm64 architecture options.
On new projects however they show up correctly.
Seems like a migration issue