Bug 45025 - Unable to use ViewFlipper - Locks VS
Summary: Unable to use ViewFlipper - Locks VS
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-04 19:42 UTC by Tracy
Modified: 2017-01-17 16:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Dragging the viewflipper to the screen (12.94 KB, image/jpeg)
2016-10-04 19:42 UTC, Tracy
Visual element stays on top of all windows. (22.56 KB, image/jpeg)
2016-10-04 19:44 UTC, Tracy

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Description Tracy 2016-10-04 19:42:52 UTC
Created attachment 17875 [details]
Dragging the viewflipper to the screen

The viewflipper is not working correctly in the designer.
If you try and drag it to the layout it will hang Visual studio with a visible element stuck on the screen.
If you add it to the axml page then switch back to the designer it will never load.

I have updated to the latest android build event tried the alpha channel with no luck.
Updated all of the android SDK packages with no change.

The project will still compile and work fine on a device, but not being able to visually see the layout in the designer makes the process of creating it long and tedious.

Please help!
Comment 1 Tracy 2016-10-04 19:44:27 UTC
Created attachment 17876 [details]
Visual element stays on top of all windows.

Here is a screen shot showing that the visual element left on the screen when trying to drag a Viewflipper onto the screen stays on top of all windows.
Comment 2 Tracy 2016-10-04 21:00:03 UTC
I was able to roll back to 4.1.2 and the problem does not exist there.
Comment 3 Jérémie Laval 2016-11-07 15:14:17 UTC
Hi Tracy,

This should be fixed in the new version of XamarinVS, to make sure could you attach your IDE logs to this bug[0]? Thanks.

[0]  https://kb.xamarin.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1675684-where-can-i-find-my-version-information-and-logs-#ide-and-installer-logs
Comment 4 Alan McGovern 2017-01-17 16:35:51 UTC
If the issue does still exist with the latest builds in the Alpha channel we will need the logs, as described in the previous comment, to dig into the problem.