Bug 37756 - New Xamarin Forms project links against Xamarin Forms 1.3.5.XXX
Summary: New Xamarin Forms project links against Xamarin Forms 1.3.5.XXX
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Samples ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rustam Zaitov
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-17 18:25 UTC by victor.chelaru
Modified: 2016-01-18 14:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description victor.chelaru 2016-01-17 18:25:31 UTC
To reproduce:

1. Open Xamarin Studio
2. Select File->New->Solution
3. Select a Xamarin Forms solution (I used a PCL, this may not matter)
4. Once the project is finished, expand the Packages folder.

Notice: Package update is available. Right-clicking reveals that Xamarin Forms is being used 
Expected: Xamarin Forms 2.0 should be automatically added to the project.

While this may seem insignificant, or something which could easily be fixed by the customer using Nuget, I marked it as "major" severity. Please consider:

* Some customers are not familiar with Nuget. I myself was not familiar with NuGet until just recently, despite having been a C# developer for many years.
* Updating Xamarin Forms results in earnings. Specifically, "XAlign = TextAlignment.Center" in the default setup.
* Updating Xamarin Forms results in a compile in the resources file. 
* Customers sometimes will tolerate one manual fix, but when one fix results in the need for a second or third fix, customers can get very frustrated, especially if they are evaluating a piece of software.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2016-01-18 14:47:04 UTC
This is going to be updated in the future.