Bug 35265 - iOS Designer fails to render storyboard and loses the connection to the Mac server
Summary: iOS Designer fails to render storyboard and loses the connection to the Mac s...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS Designer ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-26 13:39 UTC by Matthew Kane
Modified: 2016-06-03 15:52 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

iOS Designer log file (276.72 KB, application/octet-stream)
2015-10-26 13:39 UTC, Matthew Kane

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Description Matthew Kane 2015-10-26 13:39:26 UTC
Created attachment 13528 [details]
iOS Designer log file

I try to open a storyboard. The activity indicator spins for several minutes. Then I get a "Something went wrong" error message saying "The iOS Designer requires an active connection to the Mac server."
Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2015-10-26 14:45:22 UTC
We've made some changes which might alleviate the issue, but you'll need builds which have not been released yet. The next refresh of 4.x builds might resolve this issue for you. If it doesn't then the log files generated by that build will have more information to help us narrow down what's going wrong.

The fix we need to ship is part of https://github.com/xamarin/md-addins/commit/ee48ade5fe54e9f9e72f2ae804f465361df55a81
Comment 2 Matthew Kane 2015-10-27 07:11:17 UTC
That link takes me to a very cute Star Wars-themed 404 page.
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2015-10-27 07:22:21 UTC
That link is just for internal tracking. I'm going on vacation for a few days and I wanted to make sure the (probable) fix for the issue was listed in this bug for the benefit of whoever else might need to do follow up work on this, if follow up is needed. 

I'm not sure that the schedule is for issuing a newer 4.x, but I would expect it to be within the next week or so