Bug 52606 - [VS-Connected Template] The file packages.config could not be found within the project templates.
Summary: [VS-Connected Template] The file packages.config could not be found within th...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Templates ()
Version: 4.3.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pierce Boggan [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-17 17:24 UTC by Ben Beckley
Modified: 2017-03-27 16:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Ben Beckley 2017-02-17 17:24:26 UTC
Getting a error dialog popup when unfolding a Cross-Platform / Master Detail / Forms / Shared project. The dialog states that packages.config can not be found and that it may have an effect when building the app.

Reproduction Steps:
1) Start VS2017
2) Select File > New > Project
3) Create a new Cross-Platform / Master Detail / Forms / Shared project
Expected: Projects unfold successfully without error
Actual: Error dialog stating that packages.config can not be found.

Xamarin.Forms Templates 0.5.201 (cycle9)
env info: https://gist.github.com/BenBeckley/f919bd7a48d39afa2b36c59b3c8ed74a
Comment 1 Ben Beckley 2017-02-17 17:26:36 UTC
I'd like to make a correction as I left out an important detail. The "Host in the cloud" option also needs to be selected. So, for step 3, it should read:

3) Create a new Cross-Platform / Master Detail / Forms / Shared / "Host in the cloud" project
Comment 2 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-03-07 18:29:04 UTC
I can no longer reproduce this using the RTM build from today's Visual Studio 2017 launch event (V

I do however get a "Package Installation Error - Could not add all required packages to the project. The following packages failed to install from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\Extensions\GDLPUXOH.DQ2\Packages". Filing a _new_ issue on this, as it's reproducible on all Azure-enabled Master Detail templates.
Comment 3 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-03-07 18:42:04 UTC
I have filed #53125, as mentioend in Comment #2: