Bug 39196 - Symbolically linked .axml files are treated as .xml files are not opened in designer view
Summary: Symbolically linked .axml files are treated as .xml files are not opened in d...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Jérémie Laval
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-29 11:33 UTC by Rob DeRosa
Modified: 2017-07-18 16:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Rob DeRosa 2016-02-29 11:33:39 UTC
In Xamarin Studio, a symbolically linked .axml file is treated just like a .xml file. It is opened in a code-view mode without the option of switching to a design view. This seems to be specific to linked files vs files copied/moved to the project directory. I have not verified this in VS so it's possible this behavior is prevalent in VS as well.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Create a Xamarin.Android project in XS
2) Link in a .axml file
3) Attempt to open that file - note it there is no designer view option
Comment 1 Tom Opgenorth 2017-07-18 16:51:15 UTC
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! I can confirm using the latest Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview version 7.1 I am able to reproduce this issue. Marking this report as CONFIRMED.