Bug 60412 - [VS-2015][Forms Previewer] Xamarin.Forms Previewer option is not present in View>OtherWindows.
Summary: [VS-2015][Forms Previewer] Xamarin.Forms Previewer option is not present in V...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 60411
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer Integration ()
Version: 4.8.0 (15.5)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-27 12:52 UTC by Prasad Raghorte
Modified: 2017-10-27 16:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: Globallogic
Is this bug a regression?: Yes
Last known good build:

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2017-10-27 12:52 UTC, Prasad Raghorte

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Description Prasad Raghorte 2017-10-27 12:52:07 UTC
Created attachment 25483 [details]

Xamarin.Forms Previewer is missing in View>Other Windows for VS 2015 when created any cross platform application.

Steps to reproduce :
1. Create a cross platform application by File > New > Project > Cross Platform > Cross platform app > Blank app.
2. Wait for Project to be created.
3. Go to View > Other Windows > and check if Xamarin.Forms Previewer option is visible

Expected Result : Xamarin.Forms Previewer option should be available.

Actual Result : Xamarin.Forms Previewer option is missing.


IDE Logs : https://gist.github.com/aman-daharwal/5b1b08d4ca7f3b9241b2f0e6eb0b729b


Please find attached screenshot. Let me know if anything more is required.
Comment 1 Prasad Raghorte 2017-10-27 12:56:46 UTC
Build info : Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
Xamarin (d539a5add)
Xamarin.Android (f241f51)
Xamarin.iOS (1b460cb)
 Detailed build info : https://gist.github.com/aman-daharwal/fccfb6153d39d3a6d7ba3808a93b47f7
Comment 2 Alan McGovern 2017-10-27 15:18:59 UTC
Does this contain *all* of the logs generated by VS?
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2017-10-27 15:50:50 UTC
I believe this issue is because the wrong MSI files were used. Please get in touch with Luis or Ben to get the right installers for testing.
Comment 4 Daniel Cazzulino 2017-10-27 16:40:43 UTC
Resolving as duplicate since it's the same ultimate root cause as that one. If one feature is included, the other is also, or none is altogether.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 60411 ***