Bug 40850 - The "GenerateResourceDesigner" task failed unexpectedly.
Summary: The "GenerateResourceDesigner" task failed unexpectedly.
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-04 06:55 UTC by jacobonyebuchi
Modified: 2016-12-22 19:39 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description jacobonyebuchi 2016-05-04 06:55:10 UTC
Severity	Code	Description	Project	File	Line	Suppression State
Error		The "GenerateResourceDesigner" task failed unexpectedly.
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'ServiceAgent, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken='. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?
File name: 'ServiceAgent.dll'
   at Xamarin.Android.Tuner.DirectoryAssemblyResolver.Resolve(AssemblyNameReference reference, ReaderParameters parameters)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tuner.DirectoryAssemblyResolver.Resolve(String fullName, ReaderParameters parameters)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tuner.DirectoryAssemblyResolver.Resolve(String fullName)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tuner.DirectoryAssemblyResolver.GetAssembly(String fileName)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.GenerateResourceDesigner.<Execute>c__AnonStorey0.<>m__0(String ass)
   at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectListIterator`2.MoveNext()
   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.ResourceDesignerImportGenerator.CreateImportMethods(IEnumerable`1 libraries)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.GenerateResourceDesigner.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskExecutionHost.Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.ITaskExecutionHost.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskBuilder.<ExecuteInstantiatedTask>d__26.MoveNext()	Android
Comment 1 Peter Collins 2016-05-04 18:05:58 UTC
Hello, in order to help us further diagnose this issue, could you please provide a few additional bits of information?

1. If at all possible, please attach a small project which reproduces the error you are describing.

2. If unable to attach source which reproduces the issue, could you please provide full diagnostic build output for the error you are seeing?
> https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/troubleshooting/troubleshooting/#Diagnostic_MSBuild_Output
3. What version of Xamarin Android are you using when you encounter this error? What version of Xamarin.Android did you first see the failure occur?

You can retrieve version information from XS via About Xamarin Studio -> Show Details, or from VS via Help -> About Microsoft Visual Studio.
Comment 2 Adrian Alonso 2016-12-22 19:39:34 UTC
Please let us know if you still need help with this issue. Thanks, Adrian