Bug 6284 - Organizing images in subfolders does not deploy correctly
Summary: Organizing images in subfolders does not deploy correctly
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-25 14:09 UTC by Stuart Carnie
Modified: 2012-08-02 17:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Stuart Carnie 2012-07-25 14:09:17 UTC
When creating a folder, e.g. "images", in the project explorer to organize images, these are deployed in the app bunder under a respective "images" folder.  This causes UIImage.FromBundle to fail.

Please add a option (per folder) to allow these to be deployed to an alternate folder of the bundle, including relative paths for maximum flexibility.  I'd be happy to help change this, but I suspect it's in the monotouch portion of the code base.
Comment 1 Stuart Carnie 2012-07-25 14:14:38 UTC
The same problem exists for xibs too – not just images.  Be nice to organize them in a 'virtual' folder, so they don't clutter the project.
Comment 2 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-07-25 14:35:30 UTC
This is implemented (in a way) in MonoDevelop 3.0.4 which will be out later this week.

If you create a special "Resources" folder, anything in that folder is deployed to the bundle root (or you can override the Bundle ID attribute to specify where it should go).
Comment 3 Stuart Carnie 2012-08-02 16:59:31 UTC
If I create the Resources folder and build, I receive an error for each file in this folder:

The folder name 'Resources' is reserved and canot be used for Content files
Comment 4 Stuart Carnie 2012-08-02 17:00:10 UTC
I am running MD
Comment 5 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-08-02 17:07:05 UTC
Could you check if the files are marked with a Build Action set to "BundleResource"? If they aren't, try changing them to "BundleResource" and see if that fixes it.
Comment 6 Stuart Carnie 2012-08-02 17:25:49 UTC
Excellent – that solved it!