Bug 57819 - Android Package Id changes when set to a single string
Summary: Android Package Id changes when set to a single string
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 7.1 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-28 05:05 UTC by James Montemagno [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-07-05 17:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description James Montemagno [MSFT] 2017-06-28 05:05:26 UTC
1.) Set package="comtestmedia" in android manifest
2.) build and run
3.) Open obj/Android/AndroidManifest.xml and you will see it is renamed to: package="comtestmedia.comtestmedia"
Comment 1 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-07-05 17:29:27 UTC
This requirement comes directly from Android package naming conventions rather than Java ones. Therefore they are more strict:

And although the application ID looks like a traditional Java package name, the naming rules for the application ID are a bit more restrictive:

It must have at least two segments (one or more dots).
Each segment must start with a letter.
All characters must be alphanumeric or an underscore [a-zA-Z0-9_].


Thus I believe this behavior is intended for Android package names. Please feel free to re-open otherwise.