Bug 54336 - [VS2017/Win10]VS IDE crash when we add Android layout .axml file to the existing android solution
Summary: [VS2017/Win10]VS IDE crash when we add Android layout .axml file to the exist...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.5.0 (15.2)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: 15.2
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-31 13:46 UTC by Tanmay Bhattacharjee
Modified: 2017-04-22 11:03 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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

Attached ide Logs. (2.08 KB, application/octet-stream)
2017-03-31 13:46 UTC, Tanmay Bhattacharjee
Log (20.95 KB, application/octet-stream)
2017-04-20 12:59 UTC, Swati Gangrade

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Description Tanmay Bhattacharjee 2017-03-31 13:46:17 UTC
Created attachment 21106 [details]
Attached ide Logs.

VS IDE crash when we add Android layout .axml file to the existing android solution

Environment Info:

Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 d15rel
Version 15.1 (26329.55) d15rel d15rel PR
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01586

Installed Version: Enterprise

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Visual Basic 2017   00369-60000-00001-AA809
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017

Visual C# 2017   00369-60000-00001-AA809
Microsoft Visual C# 2017

Visual C++ 2017   00369-60000-00001-AA809
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017

Visual F# 4.1   00369-60000-00001-AA809
Microsoft Visual F# 4.1

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017   15.0.30320.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2017   5.2.50303.0
For additional information, visit https://www.asp.net/

Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0   15.0.30209.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0

Azure Data Lake Node   1.0
This package contains the Data Lake integration nodes for Server Explorer.

Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio   2.2.5000.0
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio

Common Azure Tools   1.9
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

Fabric.DiagnosticEvents   1.0
Fabric Diagnostic Events

JavaScript Language Service   2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JavaScript UWP Project System   2.0
JavaScript UWP Project System

KofePackagePackage Extension   1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info

Merq   1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.

Microsoft Azure Hive Query Language Service   2.2.5000.0
Language service for Hive query

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.9
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Microsoft MI-Based Debugger   1.0
Provides support for connecting Visual Studio to MI compatible debuggers

Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package   1.0
Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package

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Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.

Node.js Tools   1.3.50316.00
Adds support for developing and debugging Node.js apps in Visual Studio

NuGet Package Manager   4.1.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017 ENU   15.0.26112
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017 ENU

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Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

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Hosting json editor into a tool window

TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android)   15.0.26228.00
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android)

Visual C++ for Linux Development   1.0.6
Visual C++ for Linux Development

Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova   15.113.6201.1
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova

Visual Studio tools for CMake   1.0
Visual Studio tools for CMake

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Xamarin (3f99c5a)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android SDK (b16fb82)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK (7656cc6)
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Step to reproduce:-
1] Create Android single view solution
2] Right click on solution in solution explore
3] Select Add > New File
4] Select Android > Android Layout
5] Name it and click on OK button


Expected result :- .axml file should get add successfully
Actual result :- VS IDE crashes


Screencast Link:


IDE logs attached

Error :
Xamarin.VisualStudio.Android.MonoAndroidFlavoredProject|Error|0|Unspecified error (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004005 (E_FAIL))
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004005): Unspecified error (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004005 (E_FAIL))
   at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ErrorHandler.ThrowOnFailure(Int32 hr, Int32[] expectedHRFailure)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Flavor.FlavoredProjectBase.GetGuidProperty(UInt32 itemId, Int32 propId)
   at Xamarin.VisualStudio.Android.MonoAndroidFlavoredProject.GetGuidProperty(UInt32 itemId, Int32 propId) in C:\d\lanes\4471\3f99c5a7\source\xamarinvs\src\Core\VisualStudio.Android\ProjectSystem\MonoAndroidFlavoredProject.cs:line 335
Xamarin.VisualStudio.ProjectFixerRunner|Information|0|Solution loaded: 'App23'
Xamarin.VisualStudio.ProjectFixerRunner|Information|0|running fixup on project 'c:\users\user\documents\visual studio 2017\Projects\App23\App23\App23.csproj'


Reproducible 100%


Note: Logs were not properly generated. Attaching the only bit of log available.
Comment 1 Peter Collins 2017-04-17 14:15:03 UTC
Moving into the VS product as this appears to only manifest in VS2017.
Comment 2 Peter Collins 2017-04-17 14:19:42 UTC
@Tanmay can you still reproduce with d15-2 builds? It looks like this was originally reported against d15-1?
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2017-04-18 09:33:02 UTC
Can you attach the full set of logs generated by Visual Studio, if the issue is reproducible with newer builds. We will need those to diagnose the underlying issue. Thanks!
Comment 4 Swati Gangrade 2017-04-20 12:59:50 UTC
Created attachment 21659 [details]

Bug is retested and verified in the below build version:

• Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017  d15rel Version 15.2 (26417.55) d15rel d15relPR
• Microsoft .Net Framework Version 4.6.01586
• Xamarin
• Xamarin.Android SDK (1dcadca)
• Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK

Actual Result- After adding new Layout.axml file Visual Studio is not crashing. Please refer the attached logs and screencast. Hence marking bug as closed

Comment 5 Swati Gangrade 2017-04-20 13:07:06 UTC
Marking as resolved as bug is retested and verified please refer comment4
Comment 6 Alan McGovern 2017-04-20 13:32:06 UTC
We should set this as not-reproducible as there's no fix directly associated with the bug. Based on the information that was provided, it's as likely that this is a 'random' issue which just didn't trigger this time round.
Comment 7 Eiven 2017-04-22 11:03:34 UTC
I Have the same issue. New installation of Visual Studio Enterprise using Xamarin: