Bug 6751 - Designer should recognize JellyBean and allow the user to select 4.1(.1)/4.2 as a framework
Summary: Designer should recognize JellyBean and allow the user to select 4.1(.1)/4.2 ...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-29 15:08 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2013-10-07 13:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description PJ 2012-08-29 15:08:10 UTC
Open an .axml file

User should be able to design for 4.1 and/or 4.1.1



With the Target Framework of the project set to 4.1, I get http://screencast.com/t/2UDCrz9g where the sdk dropdown should be.

Beta MT 5.3.6
Beta MD

I don't think this feature has been implemented yet, so marking as an enhancement instead of a bug. Priority will be set high though, as JellyBean support is not complete without the ability to design for it.
Comment 1 PJ 2012-11-28 20:02:10 UTC
This is now also needed for JellyBean 4.2, perhaps instead of 4.1
Comment 2 Lluis Sanchez 2012-12-03 05:57:50 UTC
Support for Jelly Bean in the designer is not coming any time soon. The SDK api on which the designer depends has important changes in Jelly Bean, so it requires extensive work in our designer.
Comment 3 Lluis Sanchez 2013-10-07 13:34:31 UTC