Bug 5950 - MonoDevelop does not accurately refresh references without restarting
Summary: MonoDevelop does not accurately refresh references without restarting
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-02 14:45 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2015-08-21 05:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description PJ 2012-07-02 14:45:34 UTC
Create new MFA app
Right click the solution, add new project
Select MFA library project
Right click the MFA library project, add new file
Select C# class
Give the class a method like:
    public void DoSomething()
You should now have a 2 project solution, the library project should have the new added class.
Add the library project as a reference to the main project
Add a using statement for the library to the activity1.cs file in the main project
Create a new instance of the new class and call the DoSomething method.

Expected behavior:

App should build and 'sup' should be output to the console

Actual behavior:

Build fails - MD thinks we did not add the reference to the library (we did)
To fix this, restart MD. Without any other changes the build will succeed.

Failed case - referencing a class in a library:

This next one also shows that I can get it to say that it's building successfully when it shouldn't (after I delete the reference): http://screencast.com/t/l4DM7gZdzC

Seen with:

MD (RC1, build 2)
MFA 4.2.3 (stable)
Windows 7
Comment 1 PJ 2012-07-05 10:46:31 UTC
I think you said this was fixed lluis, is that right?
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-07-05 14:45:09 UTC
Here is the commit on the branch:

Though I think with this fix there will be some cases where it will still fail, for example project A references project B, and the "output path" project option of "B" is changed, then A will not be refreshed and will not pick up the updated B.
Comment 3 Lluis Sanchez 2015-08-21 05:54:48 UTC