Bug 61180 - Android Designer shows a black screen instead of application interface
Summary: Android Designer shows a black screen instead of application interface
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-01-24 21:17 UTC by Jon Douglas [MSFT]
Modified: 2018-03-03 11:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2018-01-24 21:17:53 UTC

There have been multiple occurrences of this issue where the Android Designer will appear as a black screen rather than a designer surface when users attempt to use the designer from a first run experience.


There is no reliable reproduction, but the simple steps are the following:

1. Open Visual Studio
2. Create a new Xamarin Android project
3. Open Main.axml file
4. Android Designer shows a black screen instead of the designer surface
Comment 2 Dimis 2018-03-03 11:14:40 UTC
I have the same issue in vs2015 version also the same if i will try vs 2017 15.5.6