Bug 6316 - Error : Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerException while Opening Layout file
Summary: Error : Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerException while Opening Layout file
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-28 02:45 UTC by Surya Prakash
Modified: 2013-10-25 05:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

The Log File (1.06 MB, application/octet-stream)
2012-07-30 23:24 UTC, Surya Prakash

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Description Surya Prakash 2012-07-28 02:45:46 UTC

I get an error


while Opening any Layout files in any applications I have developed.

How to resolve this?
Comment 1 Surya Prakash 2012-07-28 02:46:36 UTC
It would be really helpful, if Xamarin could resolve this issues as early as possible
Comment 2 Lluis Sanchez 2012-07-30 08:39:26 UTC
I'd more information about the crash. You'll find a set of log files in C:/Users/<your-user>/AppData/Local/MonoDevelop-3.0/Logs. Can you attach the last log file?
Comment 3 Surya Prakash 2012-07-30 23:24:07 UTC
Created attachment 2280 [details]
The Log File
Comment 4 Lluis Sanchez 2013-03-13 07:46:41 UTC
This problem should be fixed in the latest versions of Xamarin.Android and Xamarin Studio. Can you please verify it?
Comment 5 belial239 2013-03-28 10:45:26 UTC
This is still present in latest, here is info

I"m getting this exact same issue

Build information

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 4.0.3 (build 13)
Installation UUID: **
    Mono 2.10.12 (mono-2-10/c9b270d)
    GTK 2.24.16
    GTK# (
    Package version: 210120000

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 4.6 (2066)
Build 4H127

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Xamarin.Mac: Not Installed

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: (Enterprise Edition)
Hash: **
Build date: 2013-19-03 13:42:59-0400

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.6.0 (Enterprise Edition)
Android SDK: /Developer/Android/sdk
    Supported Android versions:
        2.1   (API level 7)
        2.2   (API level 8)
        2.3   (API level 10)
        3.1   (API level 12)
        4.0   (API level 14)
        4.0.3 (API level 15)
        4.2   (API level 17)
Java SDK: /usr

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 400030013
Git revision: ***
Build date: 2013-03-21 19:16:39+0000
Xamarin addins: 906a1edff23bcfd0ab7518463620a8ee506eaea2

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.7.5
Darwin  11.4.2 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2
    Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012
    root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 7 Lluis Sanchez 2013-04-08 13:48:28 UTC
Belial: could you please check what version of the Android SDK tools and Android SDK Platform-tools do you have installed? You can check it in the Android SDK manager, by running /Developer/Android/sdk/tools/android.
Comment 8 v.fumin 2013-07-12 00:13:19 UTC
i have same error in new created application with one button on OS X. After update from beta channel stop working layout source viewer too, roll back to stable version don't help.
Android SDK tool - revision 22.0.1
Platform SDK tool - revision 17
Xamarin Studio version 4.0.9
Comment 9 v.fumin 2013-07-12 00:29:24 UTC
designer layot hasn't error after checking version android sdk '/Developer/Android/sdk/tools/android' or something else, and i don't download anything updates
Comment 10 Lluis Sanchez 2013-10-25 05:30:16 UTC
Fixed. The fix will be included in Xamarin Studio 4.1.13 and Xamarin.Android 4.10.1.