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If Android project fails to build due to missing reference (ex. dll is deleted or moved) then Visual Studio hangs out infinitely (even after VS restart).
The workaround for bug is "obj" folder cleanup and VS restart.
I have tried this issue and I unable to reproduce this issue.
I have followed these steps:
1. Create an android class library project.
2. Add a class.
3. Add some method to the class.
4. Build the solution.
5. Move the dll of this project to some other location.
6. Create an android app project.
7. Add reference of dll file to this project.
8. Now delete the dll from that location.
9. Build the android project.
10. VS do not hangs insted of that it dispaly an error "the type or namespace could not be found(missing the reference)".
Could you please provide some steps so that I can reproduce this issue at my end.It would be great if you also provide
me IDE logs,build output, Environment info.
You can get IDE logs and Environment info as follows:
IDE logs : VS>help>Xamarin>open logs.
Environment Info : Vs>help>About microsoft visual studio>copy info.
Environment Info :
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
Version 14.0.24720.0 D14REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Enterprise
Architecture and Modeling Tools 00322-80000-00000-AA709
Microsoft Architecture and Modeling Tools
UML® and Unified Modeling Language™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Visual Basic 2015 00322-80000-00000-AA709
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015
Visual C# 2015 00322-80000-00000-AA709
Microsoft Visual C# 2015
Visual C++ 2015 00322-80000-00000-AA709
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013 5.2.30624.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/
Common Azure Tools 1.5
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
NuGet Package Manager 3.0.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.50616.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Xamarin 188.8.131.52 (21aad62)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 184.108.40.206 (50280e4)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 220.127.116.11 (122b860)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Resolving as No Response.
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