Bug 44932 - "File - New Project - Blank Xaml App (Xamarin.Forms Portable)" in Visual Studio 2015 creates a project that doesn't build
Summary: "File - New Project - Blank Xaml App (Xamarin.Forms Portable)" in Visual Stud...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- major
Target Milestone: 4.3.0 (C9)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-30 11:42 UTC by Dan Vanderboom
Modified: 2016-12-30 15:18 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Dan Vanderboom 2016-09-30 11:42:42 UTC
# Steps to reproduce
1. Install Windows 10 on a fresh VM or machine.
2. Install all Windows 10 updates.
3. Install Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition with Xamarin, UWP, and Windows 8.1 components.
4. Open Visual Studio.
5. File - New Project - Blank Xaml App (Xamarin.Forms Portable)
6. Build the solution.

# Expected behavior
The solution builds.

# Actual behavior
- Error		Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name 'android:TextAppearance.Material.Widget.Button.Inverse'.	App2.Droid	C:\Source\App2\App2\App2.Droid\obj\Debug\resourcecache\8385F064AF2F605F293783F399640DED\res\values-v23\values-v23.xml	6	
- Error	CS0103	The name 'InitializeComponent' does not exist in the current context	App2	C:\Source\App2\App2\App2\App.xaml.cs	14	Active
Build action 'EmbeddedResource' is not supported by one or more of the project's targets.	App2	C:\Source\App2\App2\App2\App.xaml
- Warning		Unexpected error - Please file a bug report at http://bugzilla.xamarin.com. Reason: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'App2, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken='. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?	App2.Droid			
- Warning	IDE0006	Error encountered while loading the project. Some project features, such as full solution analysis for the failed project and projects that depend on it, have been disabled.	App2.Droid		1	Active

# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
I have gotten the same results doing this twice: once on a LattePanda and a MacbookPro (running in a Parallels Windows 10 VM), with everything freshly installed starting with Windows. The "File - New Project" experience for these templates should "just work" out of the box.

# Test environment (full version information)
- Windows 10 1607
- Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition - downloaded latest from Microsoft Sept 29, 2016
Comment 1 Ben Beckley 2016-10-12 20:03:37 UTC
Hello Dan,

I created a Windows 10 Anniversary Edition VM, updated it, and then installed VS 2015 Update 3 with the components you listed above. After creating the solution, I let it build, and here were the results:

Currently, installing Xamarin through Visual Studio is pulling an older build than what is in stable. We plan to update this at the next opportunity. For now, you can update via "Tools > Options > Xamarin > Other".

After updating, I am not encountering any errors. Please try updating and let us know if it is still broken for you.
Comment 3 Adrian Alonso 2016-12-22 18:55:14 UTC
This should be already fixed.