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Using the Xamarin.Forms 188.8.131.5271 (and tried other 1.5.x versions, too) I keep getting the "XamlCTask" failed error when I try to build the App.iOS version.
Working on a MacBook, running Windows in VMWare Fusion. Using Xamarin.Forms for Visual Studio.
The solution is under version control in TFS.
I shared a folder on my Mac (/Sources/TFS) with the Windows machine (Z:\TFS). It has worked for a while, but this error somehow keeps coming back.
There's an <IntermediateOutputPath /> attribute in the iOS projectfile which maps to a folder on the C-drive.
However, the IntermediateOutputPath is also used to construct a directory in the /packages/Xamarin.Forms.184.108.40.20671/build/portable-win+net45+wp80+win81+wpa81+MonoAndroid10+Xamarin.iOS10/Xamarin.Forms.targets file like this:
This results in an illegal path and crashes the build.
e.g. Z:\TFS\Project\Main\C:\Users\Robin\AppData... etc.
I'm hoping this is a known bug and will be fixed soon, because I'm unable to continue development at the moment.
PS: Removing the $(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\ from the Assembly property results in Unexpected error: please file bug report. So here it is :)
I believe the XamlCTask task comes from Xamarin.Forms, so I'm reassigning this.
Additional information (Robin is a colleague): I am running VS2015 on a Windows 8.1 Pro machine and build using a MacBook pro build host.
If I get the project Robin has problems with through TFS and manually remove the proj file to get rid of these
entries it builds fine on my setup.
However f I leave the entries they change during the build process to my local directories (C:\Users\Martin...etc.) and the task fails also. Below the output as VS2015 shows when failing:
Severity Code Description Project File Line
Error The "XamlCTask" task failed unexpectedly.
System.NotSupportedException: The given path's format is not supported.
Server stack trace:
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
at Mono.Cecil.ModuleDefinition.GetFileStream(String fileName, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
at Mono.Cecil.ModuleDefinition.ReadModule(String fileName, ReaderParameters parameters)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object args, Object server, Object& outArgs)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg)
Exception rethrown at :
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskBuilder.<ExecuteInstantiatedTask>d__26.MoveNext() RapApp.iOS
I'm getting the same error in VS 2013 after updating Xamarin.Forms libraries to version 220.127.116.1171. I get the same error on MAC to. Is there an workaround to build my solution util the issue is solved?
We solved the problem by tweaking our settings on filesystem level.
See : https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/55411/hardware-setup-for-cross-platform#latest