Bug 46616 - Error when creating new Cross Platform Blank Shared Forms App requiring a download of support package
Summary: Error when creating new Cross Platform Blank Shared Forms App requiring a dow...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.3.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: 4.3.0 (C9)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-08 21:58 UTC by Ben Beckley
Modified: 2016-11-09 11:26 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description Ben Beckley 2016-11-08 21:58:10 UTC
After creating the template in the description I have to download a support library. If I were a first time user, this means that the template would not build straight out of the box. I don't think that this is a regression; previously the support library would have been downloaded silently during the first run experience. But now that we have improved handling of partially downloaded libraries where there are errors, this makes things more apparent.

Reproduction Steps:
1) Delete support libraries and zip folder from <localappdata>\Xamarin\ folder
2) Open VS and create a new Cross Platform Blank Shared Forms App
3) Rebuild
4) Observe an error stating that you need to download support packages

env info: https://gist.github.com/BenBeckley/1ca503d2fefbfaec11417b3c01777af1