Bug 5703 - Theme selector broken in 4.2.3beta designer for VS2010
Summary: Theme selector broken in 4.2.3beta designer for VS2010
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-18 10:42 UTC by Justin Johnson
Modified: 2012-08-30 12:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Screencap of bug (743.34 KB, video/x-ms-wmv)
2012-07-19 10:34 UTC, Justin Johnson

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Description Justin Johnson 2012-06-18 10:42:28 UTC
After installing the 4.2.3 beta I am unable to preview themes outside of the default. When selecting a theme in the dropdown at the top right of the designer view, I used to see changes immediately reflected in the designer. Now the theme is not applied. The other buttons may not work, I didn't use them frequently before so I don't know if their behavior has changed but they seem to be unresponsive as well.

*The highest version I could select in Bugzilla was 4.2.1 but this bug only affects 4.2.3beta. I am using the designer as a Visual Studio 2010 plugin. Please advise if there is a better place to file this bug.
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2012-06-19 17:12:00 UTC
It seems none of the selectable elements on the UI designer (such as portrait/landscape, target Android profile (API level), dock modes) reflects users selection on VS2010 and VS2012.

I confirmed that MonoDevelop on Windows works fine.

(I noticed that portrait/landscape changes give background frame changes (which is almost transparent) on the designer surface. So maybe it is about communication with the actual designer process.)
Comment 2 Lluis Sanchez 2012-07-19 06:39:26 UTC
Can you still reproduce this problem with 4.2.4 ?
Comment 3 Justin Johnson 2012-07-19 10:34:14 UTC
Created attachment 2230 [details]
Screencap of bug

This is still present in 4.2.4, Visual Studio Designer.

This video shows changing themes, devices and orientation with no change to the design preview. Then, I close and open the document and the changes are applied.
You can also see Atsushi's comment about the background frame changing demonstrated here.

Sorry for the low video quality.
Comment 4 Lluis Sanchez 2012-08-30 12:04:55 UTC
Fixed. The fix will be included in upcoming releases.