Bug 46168 - Updating to in VS 15 preview 5 removes Xamarin
Summary: Updating to in VS 15 preview 5 removes Xamarin
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 45224
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-29 03:00 UTC by adrianknight89
Modified: 2016-11-02 19:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

log (107.87 KB, text/xml)
2016-10-29 03:01 UTC, adrianknight89

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report on Developer Community with your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.

Related Links:

Description adrianknight89 2016-10-29 03:00:41 UTC
I just installed VS 15 with Preview 5 and wanted to switch to the latest alpha channel. I was prompted to install First, I had to install MS Build Tools 2015. When I installed, Xamarin stopped working. I started getting "package did not load" errors. Xamarin VS templates disappeared. Tools -> Options -> Xamarin disappeared. Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio -> Xamarin disappeared.

Please see attached. Now I have no idea how to rollback.
Comment 1 adrianknight89 2016-10-29 03:01:12 UTC
Created attachment 18266 [details]
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2016-11-02 19:10:27 UTC
Currently the Dev15 compatible version of Xamarin can only be installed through the Dev15 installer (or the Beta Xamarin updater channel).  The builds on the Stable Xamarin updater channel will not be compatible with Dev15.

In principle you should be able to restore the compatible version of Xamarin included with Dev15 by uninstalling Xamarin from the Control Panel and then re-installing it using the appropriate option in the Dev15 installer.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 45224 ***