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The SDK tools released with Android M Preview 3 are causing an internal error when using the designer which is not allowing layouts to load.
>ERROR: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: com.android.ide.common.rendering.api.HardwareConfig.<init>(IILcom/android/resources/Density;FFLcom/android/resources/ScreenSize;Lcom/android/resources/ScreenOrientation;Z)V
Mac OS X 10.10.4
SDK Tools 24.3.4
Screenshot of error:
Here is an IDE log from another machine experiencing the error:
Designer works again if you revert to 24.3 version of the tools
We've consolidated information into a forum thread - https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/48408/warning-android-sdk-tools-rev-v24-3-4?new=1
That includes the following workaround:
## Workaround ##
Downgrade your SDK tools to 24.3.3.
1. Locate the tools directory in the Android SDK path. One way to find the right directory is to open "Tools -> Open Android SDK Manager" in Xamarin Studio or "Tools -> Android -> Android SDK Manager" in Visual Studio. The tools subdirectory can be found within the "SDK Path" that is displayed at the top of the SDK Manager window.
2. Delete the tools directory.
3. Unzip the tools_r24.3.3.zip file into the "SDK Path", creating a directory named "tools". Be careful not to create an extra outer "tools" directory when unzipping this file: the top-level "SDK path" should contain tools/android, not tools/tools/android*.
Fixed in master https://github.com/xamarin/md-addins/commit/b7e6d0080d786be7b7432e7c34c4843b07ef18e6
The fix in Comment 4 initially allowed the designer to work when using SDK tools v24.3.4 for a few seconds before crashing. After that, opening the designer causes an immediate crash. Also, when using SDK tools v24.3.3 there is a message asking to update to v24.3.4. I had it up for about a minute and there was no crash.
IDE log for crash with SDK tools 24.3.4:
Mac OS X 10.10.4
XS Version 5.10 (build 580)
XA 22.214.171.124 (Enterprise Edition)
SDK Tools Version: 24.3.4
SDK Platform Tools Version: 23
SDK Build Tools Version: 23.0.0
Can you try again? This crash looks unrelated to the changes we made.
Can you also link the eact location where you got the build from and also attach the version info from Xamarin Studio -> About Xamarin Studio
I did a quick scout. If you had a build which gave an error when loading an SDK older than 24.3.4 then you were using builds from the -mdaddins lane. These builds are known to crash as they link against the macOS 10.10 SDK.
Grab any build from monodevelop-lion-master built after 8:53 PM GMT (now) and test that. Those are non-crashy.
Cool cool :) the first build with the fix on the regular lane will be hash 319ead02
So, when using 126.96.36.1991 (319ead02) from monodevelop-lions-master the designer is working as expected. I did not experience any crashes on launch or when adding controls.
Thanks for testing that.
Hi all, I have verified that the hotfix build works on Mac XS. 360Logica is running smoke tests on that and the other builds as well.
I have checked this issue on windows and Mac using updated Android SDK Tools 24.3.4. Now it is working fine. Android designer opens successfully on both windows and Mac using XS/VS.
Mac: Yosemite, Mavericks
Windows: 7 & 8.1
I have checked this issue on Mac and Windows using Android SDK Tools 24.3.4 and C5SR4 builds and now this issue working fine.
Screencast of Mac: http://www.screencast.com/t/5xCbyzvjzOoa
Screencast of Windows: http://www.screencast.com/t/yCTkMTbAqeYo
Mac build info: https://gist.github.com/RamChBachkheti/44c46c229a833c354388
Windows Build info:
*** Bug 33389 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***