Bug 38232 - Visual Studio Startup Project Keeps Changing When I Deploy to a Device
Summary: Visual Studio Startup Project Keeps Changing When I Deploy to a Device
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-31 17:04 UTC by Adam
Modified: 2016-12-23 03:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Log Files (7.24 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2016-01-31 17:04 UTC, Adam

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Description Adam 2016-01-31 17:04:32 UTC
Created attachment 14821 [details]
Log Files

I am working on a Xamarin Forms application and when attempting to deploy to an Android device connected to my machine, it continues to set the startup project back to my UI test project.

1. I select the Xamarin android app project as my startup project. 
2. I select my device and press play. 
3. The output shows it was deployed successfully but the debugger does not launch the application.
4. The startup project is automatically set back to my UI test project and gives an error dialog box complaining that a class library (which is what UI test is) cannot be launched.

If I open it manually on the device I see my changes are reflected. So debugging never initializes on the Android device.

This only seemed to start happening when I opened Visual Studio this morning. I have not made any changes since the last time I was able to successfully build and deploy to the device. I do remember opening the solution in Xamarin Studio on Windows to update the test cloud runner to point to my iOS and Android apps. Somehow VS keeps going back to the UI test project instead of  launching the debugger.
Comment 1 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-23 03:25:19 UTC
As we've added several improvements to our build system and deploying/debugging mechanism since the bug was reported, I'm resolving it tentatively as Fixed.
That said, if you're still facing this issue with current bits, please feel free to reopen the bug.