Bug 4984 - [Designer] Cannot open designer unless you are in the first MFA solution opened during VS instance
Summary: [Designer] Cannot open designer unless you are in the first MFA solution open...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.1.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-09 19:20 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2013-02-28 16:56 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

Log from Case #27070 (2.48 KB, application/octet-stream)
2013-02-28 14:41 UTC, Allie Miller

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Description PJ 2012-05-09 19:20:56 UTC
If you try, you will get http://screencast.com/t/v0ZREDqH6Mz (The operation could not be completed. Invalid Pointer)

Steps to reproduce:

Open VS
Create an MFA project
Create a second MFA project
Double click the .axml file in Resources/Layout

Expected result:

Designer should open

Actual result:


Workaround: Restart VS

Setting severity to major because it looks pretty bad. Not setting it higher because there is a workaround and many users will just be editing one solution.
Comment 2 Duncan Mak 2012-05-09 20:13:04 UTC
Here's the build log to RC4:


checkout git@github.com:xamarin/AndroidVS to c:\cygwin\tmp\source/AndroidVS at 8d8783e19e14587bb9e9f959b30942ce5921180d

So RC4 contains the 9a6a8f7c commit.
Comment 3 PJ 2012-05-09 20:30:10 UTC
This was found on RC4 of MFA  4.2 (sorry for not including).

Running mandroid.exe --version and sending the output to a text file I get: monodroid 

That's the right output so something is still occurring that shouldn't be.
Comment 4 Jonathan Pobst 2012-05-10 12:06:35 UTC
My bad, I misunderstood what this bug was about.

Fixed in aa4d4b76ef6b29cc742488536e96868eb90f3a83.
Comment 5 PJ 2012-05-11 05:41:36 UTC
Verified fixed in MFA 4.2.0 RC5
Comment 7 Allie Miller 2013-02-28 14:41:08 UTC
Created attachment 3514 [details]
Log from Case #27070