Bug 38487 - Incorrect encoding of new files
Summary: Incorrect encoding of new files
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-05 10:11 UTC by Miha Markic
Modified: 2016-12-23 00:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Miha Markic 2016-02-05 10:11:31 UTC
Adding new files (i.e. a new class) to Android projects in Visual Studio results in files with non UTF8 encoding as it should be.

To repro: Create a new blank Android app, Add a new Class to project and check its encoding (Save As, Save with Encoding button).

For me it says Central European (Windows) - Codepage 1250 instead of Unicode (UTF-8 with signature) - Codepage 65001.
Comment 1 Jose Gallardo 2016-05-18 13:25:22 UTC
Hi Miha,

Can you please share with us the environment information from your setup?

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What kind of Android project are you using? Can you reproduce the issue with a Blank App? WebView App? maybe a different type or any Android project?

Comment 2 Miha Markic 2016-05-18 13:36:21 UTC
Hi Jose,

System Info below.
Both Android blank and WebView would produce a non UTF8 file somehow. I guess it should be UTF8-BOM (that's what I'm seeing for i.e. Console app).
I assume that class template file isn't UTF8. Where can I find class file template for Android?

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Comment 3 Jose Gallardo 2016-12-23 00:19:17 UTC
Hi Miha,

First of all, I'm sorry for the huge delay.
We've added several improvements to our product since the bug was reported, and we weren't able to reproduce it on our end. I'm resolving it tentatively as No_Reproducible.
That said, if you're still facing this issue with current bits, please feel free to reopen the bug and we'll investigate it further.