Bug 45252 - When XI versions (between mac and windows) are incompatible, the VS status bar still says "Successfully connected to the Mac!"
Summary: When XI versions (between mac and windows) are incompatible, the VS status ba...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: XMA ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 4.3.0 (C9)
Assignee: Kyle White
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-10 20:13 UTC by Kyle White
Modified: 2016-12-30 12:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Screenshot (22.02 KB, image/png)
2016-10-10 20:13 UTC, Kyle White

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Description Kyle White 2016-10-10 20:13:16 UTC
Created attachment 17964 [details]

If the user has an XI installed on the Mac that is incompatible with the XI running on the PC, XMA will not connect, yet the VS status bar still says "Successfully connected to the Mac!" - it's a very misleading user experience. 

In the screenshot, you can see my mac has XI 9.10 and my PC had XI 10 which are incompatible with each other which is not supported, yet the status bar still reports a successful connection. 

Repro is easy, just install an old XI on your mac.
Comment 1 mag@xamarin.com 2016-12-20 18:29:57 UTC
Moving to cycle10 to provide a proper solution
Comment 2 xamarin-release-manager 2016-12-27 17:04:51 UTC
Fixed in version (master)

Author: Mauro Agnoletti
Commit: 8e11754e1ca0479607182e98fc01ef3cef0ccf89 (xamarin/XamarinVS)
Comment 3 xamarin-release-manager 2016-12-27 18:15:06 UTC
Fixed in version (cycle9)

Author: Mauro Agnoletti
Commit: 2e7fa961f6e4f9139edf6a7852cc1f5dc713d63a (xamarin/XamarinVS)
Comment 4 Saurabh 2016-12-28 12:59:02 UTC
I have checked this Issue with latest master build (XVS and observing that VS getting connected successfully to mach build host, having incompatible XI I have reported and Issue for the same: Bug 51006

However, With latest Cycle 9 build (XVS I am getting proper error in output and status bar with incompatible XI This is the screencast for the same: https://www.screencast.com/t/HBqkfnsf

I'll verify the Issue once Bug 51006 will be fixed.
Comment 5 Sunil Kumar 2016-12-30 12:50:23 UTC
I have checked this issue with latest Master Xamarin.VisualStudio_99.1.0.407_5920029f5b21f786a4a559e2681fea6f2ded40e6 and observed that now this issue is working fine. Now proper error is showing in Output pad while incompatible version of XI is installed on the Mac.

Screencast: https://www.screencast.com/t/datH9I7nG

Environment info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01586

Xamarin (5920029)
Xamarin.Android (0bcd1f6)
Xamarin.iOS (e99ead9)

Hence I am closing this issue marking its status as VERIFIED.