Bug 3164 - Mono for Android generated Resources file does not update when open in MonoDevelop
Summary: Mono for Android generated Resources file does not update when open in MonoDe...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2751
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.8.6
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-31 14:00 UTC by Eric Beisecker
Modified: 2012-09-20 12:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Eric Beisecker 2012-01-31 14:00:52 UTC
Current Behavior: After updating the String.xml file in a Mono For Android project and rebuilding, the Resource.designer.cs file does not update if it is currently Open in MonoDevelop

Expected Behavior: The Resource.designer.cs file should always be updated after building the project when new Strings are added the Strings.Xml file

Steps to Reproduce:

1) Create a MfA project
2) Open the Resource.designer.cs file in MonoDevelop
3) Add a new String t othe Strings.xml file
4) Rebuild the Application

The newly added string will NOT appear in the Resource.designer.cs file

Mono 2.10.8
Mono for Android:
Comment 1 Eric Beisecker 2012-01-31 16:22:29 UTC
Increasing Severity of this Issue.

Is seems like this also affects a the ease of changing String value names. A user can change the name of a String resource in the String.xml and Autocomplete will NOT show the new String name.


Create new MfA project.

In Strings.xml
Add <string name="str1">Str Value</string>

In Main.axml
Add <Button android:id="@+id/btn" android:text="@string/str1"/>

In Activity1.cs
*After SetContentView*
var btn = FindViewById<Button>(Resources.Id.btn);


Now change the Name of the String resource in Strings.xml to str2
Update the button in Main.axml to reference str2


MonoDevelop will have a build error since We didn't change Activity1.cs to Reference the new Str2 name.
but when trying to Change btn.SetText(Resource.String.str1) to btn.SetText(Resource.String.str2) Autocomplete does not show the new Str2 value.

Video: http://screencast.com/t/x9lFRQbHebph
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-01-31 17:43:04 UTC
Oops, wrong bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2751 ***