Bug 29251 - LaunchStoryboards no longer work when using Xcode 6.3
Summary: LaunchStoryboards no longer work when using Xcode 6.3
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: XI 8.9.x (iOS 8.3)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-20 14:09 UTC by John Miller [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-05-04 07:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

Test Case (177.25 KB, application/zip)
2015-04-27 09:01 UTC, John Miller [MSFT]

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Description John Miller [MSFT] 2015-04-20 14:09:52 UTC

   After upgrading from Xcode 6.2 to 6.3, LauchStoryboards no longer work. Instead, a black screen is displayed in it's place. 

**Steps to Reproduce:**

   1. Create a new Mobile Apps -> Forms Portable
   2. Launch on an iOS 8.3 (Xcode 6.3 must be installed) simulator

**Actual Results:**

   The launch screen is not displayed (from the LaunchScreen.storyboard file). Instead a black screen is shown. 

**Expected Results:**

   The LaunchScreen.Storyboard should be shown. 

**Build Date & Platform:**

   Xcode 6.3

**Additional Information:**

   This works with Xcode 6.2. I also noticed that new iOS Unified projects use a LaunchScreen.xib instead which seems to work.
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-04-21 04:57:54 UTC
Can you get the complete version information from XS' about menu (since that's where the templates are)?
Comment 2 John Miller [MSFT] 2015-04-21 09:30:21 UTC

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.8.3 (build 1)
Installation UUID: e01c3049-a2d2-4e0a-aad8-afe6fb627c4d
	Mono 3.12.1 ((detached/0849ec7)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 312010003

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.3 (7569)
Build 6D570

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Hash: f7736a4
Build date: 2015-04-09 04:22:08-0400

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/johnmiller/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1   (API level 7)
		2.2   (API level 8)
		2.3   (API level 10)
		3.1   (API level 12)
		4.0   (API level 14)
		4.0.3 (API level 15)
		4.1   (API level 16)
		4.2   (API level 17)
		4.4   (API level 19)
		5.0   (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.8.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b17)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode)

=== Xamarin Android Player ===

Version: Unknown version
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: (Business Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 508030001
Git revision: 6e8e725e0d689351901c2c70453bfa4ea25e293b
Build date: 2015-04-06 20:31:47-04
Xamarin addins: 051cd5f8c1b5dbfc87eaef80a74aec03f34c60a8

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.2
Darwin Johns-Work-MBP.home 14.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.1.0
    Thu Feb 26 19:26:47 PST 2015
    root:xnu-2782.10.73~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 3 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-04-23 08:08:30 UTC
I can't reproduce any problems with those exact versions.

Can you try with an earlier simulator (8.1 / 8.2) and see if the behavior is the same?

Can you also zip up and attach your project to make sure we're testing the same thing?
Comment 4 John Miller [MSFT] 2015-04-27 09:01:10 UTC
Created attachment 10912 [details]
Test Case


Attached a brand new project that reproduces this for me. Here is what I am seeing: http://screencast.com/t/zmlvDWkxlEhz

I also tried on an 8.1 simulator, same result.
Comment 6 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-04-27 10:18:15 UTC
OK, I can now reproduce with 8.9, but it seems to be fixed with XI 8.10. @John, can you try XI 8.10 and confirm if it works for you as well?8.10
Comment 7 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-05-04 07:44:08 UTC
8.10 is now Stable, so I'm closing this. Please reopen if you can still reproduce it.