Bug 46272 - Build error when project contains Xamarin in name
Summary: Build error when project contains Xamarin in name
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 43301
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.3.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-01 21:36 UTC by eusebiu.marcu
Modified: 2017-01-25 08:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: No
Last known good build:

test project (7.36 KB, application/zip)
2016-11-01 21:36 UTC, eusebiu.marcu

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Description eusebiu.marcu 2016-11-01 21:36:17 UTC
Created attachment 18291 [details]
test project

A compile time build error is shown when the project name (XF PCL Library) contains 'Xamarin' in its name.

Steps to reproduce (demo project attached):
1. create a XF PCL Library and name it Test.Xamarin.Forms.Error
2. Add a ContentView with XAML - this is important
3. Build the project
4. Error appears.
Comment 1 Matt Ward 2016-11-16 17:10:50 UTC
There are two problems here.

1) New project template creates a class named after the project so you get an invalid class name which does not compile:

class Test.Xamarin.Forms.Error

2) Deleting the default page and creating a new content view with xaml you get build errors due to the namespace Xamarin.Forms.Xaml not being found. This just looks like a namespace clash.

namespace Test.Xamarin.Forms.Error {
    using System;
    using Xamarin.Forms;
    using Xamarin.Forms.Xaml;

To fix this we can use the global:: prefix which is used elsewhere in the generated code.

namespace Test.Xamarin.Forms.Error {
    using System;
    using Xamarin.Forms;
    using global::Xamarin.Forms.Xaml;

I will open a separate bug for problem 1) since it is not the original problem the sample test project has which is problem 2).
Comment 2 Stephane Delcroix 2017-01-25 08:44:24 UTC
closing as a dupe.
the issue is already fixed and released in the 2.3.4-pre series

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 43301 ***