Bug 51718 - Warn user of long build time for first build
Summary: Warn user of long build time for first build
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-23 21:59 UTC by Cody Beyer (MSFT)
Modified: 2017-05-24 13:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Cody Beyer (MSFT) 2017-01-23 21:59:46 UTC
# Description

Currently, the first build of an Android app in VS can take upwards of ten minutes, as various Android libs are downloaded and extracted. There is no notification to the user as to current status or other aspects, it just takes a long time. Many will simply cancel the build and think something is broken.

# Request

I believe there are some efforts to either reduce or eliminate these delays, but in the mean time, are we able to provide the user with a notice that the build will take a long time?
Comment 1 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-01-24 12:50:37 UTC

This is not the expected behaviour, basically we are detecting the required additional resources to download and an error is added to ErrorList in order to give the complete list of components to install to user, when user clicks on the error a progress dialog is opened, it gives feedback of download/unzip to user.

Can you please add the following information?

1. Information or solution sample to reproduce it. What kind of android project is? has nuget packages?

2. Xamarin Logs
Go to the menu "Help - Xamarin - Zip Logs". Please attach that zip file to the bug report.

3. Environment information
Go to the menu "Help - About Microsoft Visual Studio" and press "Copy Info". Please paste that info into a Bugzilla comment.

4. Diagnostic Build Output
Go to the menu "Tools - Options" and from the left panel: "Projects And Solutions - Build And Run" and change "MSBuild Output Verbosity" to "Diagnostic", and then build the solution. Copy the Build Output from the Output window and share it (maybe in a gist or as a zip file).

Comment 2 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-05-24 13:48:20 UTC
As we've introduced several improvements around this area, I'll mark the bug as resolved fixed.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current bits.