Bug 6519 - Can't see UI Designer in VS 2010
Summary: Can't see UI Designer in VS 2010
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-13 18:08 UTC by Allie Miller
Modified: 2016-08-03 15:25 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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

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Description Allie Miller 2012-08-13 18:08:47 UTC
Installed versions 4.2.4 and after that, uninstalled it and installed 4.2.5 of Mono for Android, and in both, cant see the UI designer in VS 2010. 

The toolbox is empty, without any control, and using "Open With..." over axml files, doesnt appears the entry "Android Designer".

Already installed MonoDevelop and there, I can see UI Designer.

Configuration for most recent case of this is Win 7, VS 2010 SP1, Android SDK 20.0.1.
Comment 2 Max Wilson 2012-08-18 02:24:45 UTC
May be related: the "Target Android Device" dropdown is blank and greyed out.
Comment 4 PJ 2013-05-13 18:03:53 UTC
The UI designer is definitely available in VS2010 in the current stable, 4.6.4. There's an issue with the alphas currently under test, but that's a different matter.

If anyone is reproducing still on MFA 4.6.4, please re-open. Thanks!
Comment 5 Tajinder Singh 2014-03-27 09:31:59 UTC
I have checked this issue with the following builds:
All windows and MAC
VS 2012/2012/2013
XS 4.2.4(build 266)
X.Android 4.13.00004

Now UI designer is displayed properly for XS and VS.Hence closing this issue.