Bug 30723 - mechanism to easily toggle XamlC for an entire project
Summary: mechanism to easily toggle XamlC for an entire project
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.4.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephane Delcroix
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-03 10:29 UTC by George Cook
Modified: 2016-04-09 01:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description George Cook 2015-06-03 10:29:06 UTC
Xamlc is a great idea, and I look forward to it.

However, it comes with the price of totally screwing up debugging. We are told we can turn it on or off. I work on typically large projects with workspaces that contain many projects.

Can we please be sure that there is a mechanism to toggle this feature for an entire workspace, or by configuration? I would hate to have to go through all my projects toggling this every time I need to debug. 

I'd also like to be able to drop it in whenever I like (perhaps through config) to see if I have performance issues or not.

What I'd really like, of course, is that it is smart enough to not completely hose break-point debugging. But I doubt we're going to get that.
Comment 1 Stephane Delcroix 2015-06-04 03:29:20 UTC
Before answering, note that XamlC is still work a in progress, and not yet ready for release.

We are working on making sure debugging works. It's very unlikely that XamlC will make it to stable with broken debugging.

We can consider having a configuration directive that acts as a default, and can be overridden by assembly, module, or class attributes.
Comment 2 Jason Smith [MSFT] 2016-04-09 01:20:43 UTC
Thank you for taking the time to submit this report. After reviewing the description of this bug, we believe it no longer affects the current version of Xamarin.Forms. If you are still experiencing the issue after updating your packages, please reopen this report with an attached reproduction.
For your convenience, we have created some reproduction best practices viewable here: https://gist.github.com/jassmith/92405c300e54a01dcc6d

Warm regards,
Xamarin Forms Team