Bug 46198 - all andriod tools greyed out
Summary: all andriod tools greyed out
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-01 00:26 UTC by jcaptanis
Modified: 2017-12-13 21:53 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description jcaptanis 2016-11-01 00:26:28 UTC
Since upgrading to C8 from C7, all my andriod tools except for "manager virtual devices" is greyed out in visual studio Tools -> Andriod menu. 

Ive searched everywhere for reasons why this would happen, and i cant find anything. I think in the process of upgrading i did some upgrading of libs in the andriod sdk manager, and also to the jdk to 8.

I know this must be something simple, but for the life of me i cant work it out!? What are the reasons these options get greyed out for?


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Comment 1 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2016-11-09 12:10:46 UTC
Hello, thank you for filing this bug report.

XVS andriod tools are greyed out when the required components (javasdk, androidsdk) are not installed or we cannot determine if are installed.

Are you still experiencing this issue? If so, could you verify the current javaSdk path and android sdk path assigned in XVS? Please check it from "Tools->Options->Xamarin->Android Settings".

If the issue persist, please share the exact reproduction steps that trigger this behavior. And when you experience this, please upload the log files generated from "Help>Xamarin>Zip Logs” to this bug.
Comment 2 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-01-16 18:24:20 UTC
As we've introduced several improvements around android VS extension, I'll mark the bug as resolved.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.
Comment 3 jcaptanis 2017-01-16 23:51:59 UTC
Actually your original suggestion worked for me. Something happened with my tools where they where still working, but greyed out. i updated some PATHs and everything started working again. cheers