Bug 47567 - [Feature Request] Add XCode Download Container function to Visual Studio UI
Summary: [Feature Request] Add XCode Download Container function to Visual Studio UI
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: Future Cycle
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-21 11:53 UTC by Seb
Modified: 2017-10-06 01:18 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

screenshot of xcode download container option (160.30 KB, image/png)
2016-11-21 11:53 UTC, Seb

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Description Seb 2016-11-21 11:53:13 UTC
Created attachment 18564 [details]
screenshot of xcode download container option

Hi there,

I'm often having to swap over to my Mac to download the application container.
To reproduce the requested functionality:
in XCode go to Window > Devices
Select your device/simulator
Under Installed Apps list Highlight your application
Click Cog icon
Click Download Container...

This allows you to download a snapshot of your apps private files (when debugging) which is a very helpful feature, but a pain to get to (especially when mainly working from Windows)

Can we add an option to carry out the above automatically, extracting the data container on mac and transferring to the Windows machine as a ZIP or similar? 

Would be highly convenient.

Comment 1 vga 2016-12-22 19:10:12 UTC
Hi Seb, thanks for your feature suggestion. I'm setting it to C10 to get reviewed by the team.
Comment 2 Joaquin Jares 2017-06-28 14:53:20 UTC
Moving this to Future Cycle. Our focus right now is on quality, but we'll review as soon as we start working on new features again.
Comment 3 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-10-06 01:18:53 UTC
Thanks for taking the time to report this issue. :)

Given this is a feature request or enhancement, I am closing this issue and adding a work item to our backlog.