Bug 51746 - Allow missing referenced assemblies in NSApplication launch as option
Summary: Allow missing referenced assemblies in NSApplication launch as option
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Library (Xamarin.Mac.dll) ()
Version: 3.0.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: (C10)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-24 22:29 UTC by Chris Hamons
Modified: 2017-02-22 15:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Chris Hamons 2017-01-24 22:29:00 UTC
XS really would like to be able to turn this warning/error off:

		static void CollectReferencedAssemblies (List<Assembly> assemblies, Assembly assembly)
			assemblies.Add (assembly);
			foreach (var rf in assembly.GetReferencedAssemblies ()) {
				try {
					var a = Assembly.Load (rf);
					if (!assemblies.Contains (a))
						CollectReferencedAssemblies (assemblies, a);
				catch {
					// that's more important for XI because device builds don't go thru this step
					// and we can end up with simulator-only failures - bug #29211
				catch (FileNotFoundException fefe) {
					NSLog ("Could not find `{0}` referenced by assembly `{1}`.", fefe.FileName, assembly.FullName);

Let's add another NSApplication setting to allow experts to know what they are doing.
Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2017-01-24 22:29:42 UTC
Maybe SR1 to make his life easier.
Comment 2 Alan McGovern 2017-01-24 22:30:07 UTC
Just adding the actual error:

[ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Xwt.XamMac' or one of its dependencies
File name: 'Xwt.XamMac'
  at System.AppDomain.Load (System.Reflection.AssemblyName assemblyRef, System.Security.Policy.Evidence assemblySecurity) [0x00081] in /private/tmp/source-mono-4.8.0/bockbuild-mono-4.8.0-branch/profiles/mono-mac-xamarin/build-root/mono-x86/mcs/class/corlib/System/AppDomain.cs:746 
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.AppDomain:Load (System.Reflection.AssemblyName,System.Security.Policy.Evidence)
  at System.AppDomain.Load (System.Reflection.AssemblyName assemblyRef) [0x00000] in /private/tmp/source-mono-4.8.0/bockbuild-mono-4.8.0-branch/profiles/mono-mac-xamarin/build-root/mono-x86/mcs/class/corlib/System/AppDomain.cs:714 
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.AppDomain:Load (System.Reflection.AssemblyName)
  at System.Reflection.Assembly.Load (System.Reflection.AssemblyName assemblyRef) [0x00000] in /private/tmp/source-mono-4.8.0/bockbuild-mono-4.8.0-branch/profiles/mono-mac-xamarin/build-root/mono-x86/mcs/class/corlib/System.Reflection/Assembly.cs:596 
  at ObjCRuntime.Runtime.CollectReferencedAssemblies (System.Collections.Generic.List`1[T] assemblies, System.Reflection.Assembly assembly) [0x0001d] in <fc5e1fa5f40e47b7ab6a305f19513423>:0
Comment 4 Chris Hamons 2017-02-01 19:23:15 UTC
Moving to C10 since we might not have an SR1
Comment 5 Chris Hamons 2017-02-22 15:25:03 UTC
Fixed via https://github.com/xamarin/xamarin-macios/pull/1709