Bug 55547 - [VS2013][][PCL FormsApp]- Unable to build the Xamarin Forms PCL app , getting .dll not found error during building the application
Summary: [VS2013][][PCL FormsApp]- Unable to build the Xamarin Forms PCL app ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 53668
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 4.5.0 (15.2)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: 15.3
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-04-25 10:13 UTC by Aman Dharwal
Modified: 2017-06-16 11:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

IDE_logs (4.25 KB, application/zip)
2017-04-25 10:13 UTC, Aman Dharwal

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Description Aman Dharwal 2017-04-25 10:13:38 UTC
Created attachment 21746 [details]

Description :

Unable to build the Xamarin Forms PCL app , getting .dll not found error during building the application

Steps to Reproduce :

1. Launch the VS 2013.
2. Create Cross platform Xamarin Forms PCL project.
3. Make a Start Up project of iOS.
4. Open Appdelegate.cs file 
2. Build the application

Actual Result :-

1. When we open Appdelegate.cs file it gives the following error :-

Error 2 :-The type or namespace name 'App' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference

2. During building it displays following error :-

Error	2	Metadata file 'c:\users\aman.dharwal\documents\visual studio 2013\Projects\App10\App10\App10\bin\Debug\App10.dll' could not be found	c:\users\aman.dharwal\documents\visual studio 2013\Projects\App10\App10\App10.iOS\CSC	App10.iOS


Reproducibility: 10/10


Attachment: IDE Logs & screencast.
Screencast link :

Scenario 1.  http://www.screencast.com/t/4IapGTOE
Scenario 2. http://www.screencast.com/t/uv97ioqRi
Enviornment :-

Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01590

Installed Version: Ultimate

Xamarin (6caf703)
Xamarin.Android (3e46412)
Xamarin.iOS (586c18e)


Build Information :-

Comment 1 Jose Gallardo 2017-04-27 13:51:48 UTC
This issue is caused by the configuration manager not having the PCL project marked as build.
The workaround is to change the solution configuration making it to build.
We'll investigate why the fix we have for this issue works on VS2015 but not on VS2013.
Moving it to 15.3
Comment 2 Adrian Alonso 2017-06-16 11:31:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 53668 ***