Bug 28248 - Visual Studio axml editor no longer shows resources
Summary: Visual Studio axml editor no longer shows resources
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 3.9
Hardware: PC Windows
: High major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jérémie Laval
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-20 14:04 UTC by Corrado Cavalli
Modified: 2015-05-26 18:40 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Corrado Cavalli 2015-03-20 14:04:04 UTC
Using Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 and Xamarin plug-in 3.9.483.0.
Images added to a project are no longer listed in project resources window and setting ImageView's src manually results an empty ImageView into designer.
At runtime everything is ok.
Issue has been raised here http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/36103/visual-studio-axml-editor-no-longer-shows-resources#latest and it's a blocking issue (can't design w/o preview)
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-03-20 14:37:38 UTC
Possibly a duplicate of bug 28247 (coincidentally filed at almost precisely the same time).
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-04-10 18:24:36 UTC
I double-checked the behavior of bug 28247 on XamarinVS 3.9.547.0 (20fd2f0), and that bug appears to be working correctly, so if the bug on this page (bug 28248) is still working incorrectly using the latest stable versions, then a next good step would be to add a "Steps to reproduce" section on this bug report.

Ideally, if you can add all of the following, that would be perfect:

a. Attach a zipped up project that demonstrates the issue.

b. Write a short numbered list of the steps to follow to reproduce the issue using the zipped up project.

c. Attach a short screencast (for example using https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html) that shows the problem.

Thanks in advance!
Comment 3 Corrado Cavalli 2015-04-11 03:36:32 UTC
I confirm that it still present on my installation (latest stable available)
To reproduce it:

1-Open Visual Studio 2013 Update 4
2-Create a new blank Android app
3-Add a png file to drawable folder
4-Open VS designer and drag an ImageView
5-Select ImageView's src property from property window
6-The Resources window doesn't list the image you just added
7-Save the project and open it in Xamarin Studio
8-Open the designer, select ImageView and src using property window
9-The image is property listed
10-Associate the image to ImageView, you can now see it in the designer
11-Save the project and reopen it in Visual Studio
12-Open the designer, ImageView is not rendered
13-Use Document outline to see that ImageView is still there

Here's the screencast: http://screencast.com/t/HJCzSw6ggBO

This is my system configuration:
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Installed Version: Ultimate

Architecture and Modeling Tools   06181-004-0451013-02373
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.

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Basic 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013

Visual C# 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft Visual C# 2013

Visual C++ 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013

Visual F# 2013   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft Visual F# 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Code Analysis Spell Checker   06181-004-0451013-02373
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 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.

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   06181-004-0451013-02373
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.4.51016.0
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 Microsoft Azure Websites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.21001.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.21010.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Common Azure Tools   1.3
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

GhostDoc   4.9.15086.0
GhostDoc automatically generates XML documentation comments.

JetBrains ReSharper Platform 6   Build 6.0.20141219.120158 on 2014-12-19 12:56:02Z
JetBrains ReSharper Platform package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Platform, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2015 JetBrains, Inc.

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone   
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone

Microsoft Azure HDInsight HQL Service   1.0.0000.0
Language service for Hive query

Microsoft Azure HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio   1.0.0000.0
An integrated development environment for HDInsight application development.

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.3
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.5
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.5.21104.1601

NuGet Package Manager   2.8.50926.663
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU   12.0.30626
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU

PowerShell Tools   1.3
Provides file classification services using PowerShell

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

Release Management for Visual Studio Package   1.0
Release Management for Visual Studio

SAPReferenceManager   1.0
Manages References to Shared Projects

Snippetizer   1.0
Information about my package

SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox   4.1.0
SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox adds scripting, import, export, rename, query execution and much more to SQL Server Compact & SQLite Data Connections.

SQL Server Data Tools   12.0.41025.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

Telerik Windows Phone VSExtensions   2014.6.1124.0
Telerik UI for Windows Phone VSExtensions

VSCommands for Visual Studio 2013   12.0
VSCommands for Visual Studio 2013

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Integration   1.0
This package integrates the tools for the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK into the menus and controls of Visual Studio.

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

Xamarin   3.9.547.0 (20fd2f0)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android (86274adfc6418b4c3a9d67734eb871163859b51c)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS (02a05754f85064ec222c8a1a975761debfe7122d)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
Comment 4 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-04-16 14:00:58 UTC
Thanks! Setting the status back to NEW to check if the QA team can reproduce using the steps provided in comment 3.
Comment 7 Alan McGovern 2015-05-26 18:39:52 UTC
This should be fixed in 3.10+ to the best of my knowledge. Kent says it's not reproducible in 3.11, so the stuff we're currently shipping seems to be fine.