Bug 29868 - System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'MessageApp, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?
Summary: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'MessageApp, Version...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 23210
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: 5.2
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-05-08 04:10 UTC by Niels
Modified: 2016-04-29 21:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Niels 2015-05-08 04:10:07 UTC
Creating a new black Xamarin.Forms PCL project, I received this warning.

Warning	3	Unexpected error - Please file a bug report at http://bugzilla.xamarin.com. Reason: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'MessageApp, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken='. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?	MessageApp.Droid

MessageApp being the solution I created.

I'm running:
Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2015-05-08 10:22:48 UTC
Please providee diagnostic build output.

The build process is attempting to find MessageApp.dll, but cannot find it. Is it a missing assembly reference? Something else? I don't know, but diagnostic build output should help:

Comment 2 Niels 2015-05-12 02:59:26 UTC
Cleaning the solution and rebuilding it got rid of the error. I'd mark it as resolved, but having that error everytime I start a Blank PCL Xamarin application, shouldn't happen.
Comment 3 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2016-04-29 21:27:24 UTC
I will mark this as a duplicate of an older bug about this same _warning_.

Note that this message can also appear as an _error_. I have filed a separate bug about improving the wording of the _error_ in Bug 40782.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 23210 ***