Bug 45393 - Cannot debug iOS Intents Extension project
Summary: Cannot debug iOS Intents Extension project
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: XI 10.0 (iOS10)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-14 01:01 UTC by David Ortinau [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-12-23 05:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

current alpha channel environment (1.83 KB, text/plain)
2016-10-14 01:01 UTC, David Ortinau [MSFT]
empty starter project, no entitlements (44.67 KB, application/zip)
2016-10-17 17:41 UTC, David Ortinau [MSFT]

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Description David Ortinau [MSFT] 2016-10-14 01:01:05 UTC
Created attachment 18039 [details]
current alpha channel environment

I can't find any option to debug an Intents Extension project using Xamarin Studio. I can see Debug.WriteLine in the Xcode device logs as with other app extension type projects. 

I checked Stable and Alpha. 

This works in Xcode as you're probably aware.

Is this on the roadmap to be able to debug Intents Extension projects with breakpoints?
Comment 1 David Ortinau [MSFT] 2016-10-14 01:22:49 UTC
Breakpoints within core code (PCL) also doesn't break.
Comment 2 Manuel de la Peña [MSFT] 2016-10-17 08:49:02 UTC

Please include your full build logs, crash reports (if any), 
test case (to reproduce) and all version informations.

The easiest way to get exact version information is to use the 
"Xamarin Studio" menu, "About Xamarin Studio" item, "Show Details" 
button and copy/paste the version informations (you can use the 
"Copy Information" button).
Comment 3 David Ortinau [MSFT] 2016-10-17 17:40:21 UTC
Thanks Manuel, you'll see my exact version information in the already attached file.

There's no build log or crash report to provide. I'll upload a blank solution with an Intents Extension project. All boiler plate code. You'll see you cannot debug the Intents Extension project, only the main app.

Comment 4 David Ortinau [MSFT] 2016-10-17 17:41:35 UTC
Created attachment 18086 [details]
empty starter project, no entitlements

Needs entitlements etc to actually run this, but it's enough to see you cannot debug the intents extension.
Comment 5 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2016-12-23 05:54:24 UTC
Hello, you need Xamarin from the Alpha channel for debugging extensions to work:

From your logs I can see you are using XS 6.1, please update your Xamarin tooling to alpha channel so you get to try this new feature and please reopen this bug if the issue persist.