Bug 56391 - Enable MultiDex in project properties does not work
Summary: Enable MultiDex in project properties does not work
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 56192
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.5.0 (15.2)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-13 17:49 UTC by diegoxleon
Modified: 2017-05-13 18:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description diegoxleon 2017-05-13 17:49:42 UTC
There is a bug with Visual Studio and multi-dex option in the android project properties. When you tick "Enable Multi-Dex" option, you´ll see the change reflected in the csproj as you would expect:


But if you take a closer look, there is another similar xml node that keeps its value to false:


Notice the difference between "MultiDex" and "MultipleDex"
Manually changing the second one to true will make the trick.
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-05-13 18:00:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 diegoxleon 2017-05-13 18:09:43 UTC
Is this that actually a duplicate?
Comment 3 diegoxleon 2017-05-13 18:11:00 UTC
The bug you referenced does not seam to have antyhing to do with multi-dex
Comment 4 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-05-13 18:13:10 UTC
Shoot.  Copy-paste mistake.  Thanks for the catch!  Correct duplicate marked below.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 56192 ***