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Created attachment 25628 [details]
Since the 15.4 update, my iOS simulator no longer works. It starts up on my Windows machine, seemingly connects to the device, but remains blank (screenshot attached). I have attached the log from my Windows machine at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Logs\Xamarin.Simulator. However, my Mac does not output any log at ~\Library\Logs\Xamarin\Simulator.Server.
Created attachment 25629 [details]
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
Microsoft .NET Framework
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Visual F# 4.1 00369-60000-00001-AA208
Microsoft Visual F# 4.1
Add New File 3.5
The fastest and easiest way to add new files to any project - including files that start with a dot
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017 15.0.30925.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017
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Provides languages services for ASP.NET Core Razor.
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Clears the Visual Studio MEF component cache to fix issues with cache corruption.
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I've also noticed that code changes are not picked up unless I rebuild. This is true both in VS and VS4M.
Desperate for some help here.
Here is my VS4M version info:
=== Visual Studio Community 2017 for Mac ===
Version 7.2.2 (build 11)
Installation UUID: efe5b704-b593-474d-9f23-bb8b86d4b8c5
Mono 22.214.171.124 (2017-06/1f4613aa1ac) (64-bit)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 504010006
=== NuGet ===
=== .NET Core ===
MSBuild SDKs: /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/5.4.1/lib/mono/msbuild/15.0/bin/Sdks
=== Xamarin.Profiler ===
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Profiler.app/Contents/MacOS/Xamarin Profiler
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 9.1 (13532)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 126.96.36.199 (Visual Studio Community)
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Visual Studio Community)
Android SDK: /Users/kent/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
Supported Android versions:
2.3 (API level 10)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.4 (API level 19)
5.0 (API level 21)
7.1 (API level 25)
SDK Tools Version:
SDK Platform Tools Version: 23.1 rc1
SDK Build Tools Version: 23.0.1
Java SDK: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_141.jdk/Contents/Home/
java version "1.8.0_141"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_141-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.141-b15, mixed mode)
Android Designer EPL code available here:
=== Xamarin Inspector ===
Build date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:26:57 GMT
Client compatibility: 1
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Visual Studio Community)
Build date: 2017-10-31 22:42:13-0400
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 702020011
Git revision: b604c37c5a4a2f0919b45ffbe2aaad9fe040af31
Build date: 2017-11-01 08:31:43-04
Xamarin addins: d57dc14cbd4eb166ee62bab585965ab78d3650bc
Build lane: monodevelop-lion-d15-4
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.13.1
Darwin 17.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 17.2.0
Fri Sep 29 18:27:05 PDT 2017
=== Enabled user installed addins ===
Created attachment 25843 [details]
OK, I've added a bunch more info. I should have noted that if I turn off the remoted simulator, it starts up fine on my Mac. Indeed, I've been using VNC in the interim to get around this problem.
However, I also found (upon John Miller's recommendation) that XCode wanted to install "additional components". Once I did this, it also now remotes correctly to my Windows machine.
Thanks for confirming Kent. This is a known issue filed in a private bug. There is a plan to investigate what can be done to detect that Xcode needs to install additional components before this will work successfully.
I'm not going to mark this a duplicate since the main issue is private, but I will leave a comment on that bug pointing to this one.