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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 for Android: 18.104.22.168258578
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.
Add <string name="str1">Str Value</string>
Add <Button android:id="@+id/btn" android:text="@string/str1"/>
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.
Oops, wrong bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2751 ***