Bug 7112 - Installing standalone MFA msi without MFA pre-requisites results in a non user-friendly error after starting VS2012
Summary: Installing standalone MFA msi without MFA pre-requisites results in a non use...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-09-12 16:11 UTC by Peter Collins
Modified: 2016-08-03 15:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Peter Collins 2012-09-12 16:11:21 UTC
After installing the stand alone MFA MSI on a fresh VM without any other MFA pre-requisites (Java/Android SDKs, .net, etc) causes visual studio to throw a System.ArgumentNullException on start.

Adding an error message informing the user that they are missing certain pre-requisites would be a useful enhancement, although I would assume this issue won't be encountered frequently.

Expected Behavior:
The user is informed of the lack of installed pre-requisites (.net framework, java and android SDKs, etc)

Actual Behavior:
Series of system error messages that don't explicitly point out the lack of pre-requisites.
(System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.

Environment Details:
MFA 4.2.4 and 4.2.5
Win8x32 and Win8x64
Comment 1 Peter Collins 2013-05-14 19:27:35 UTC
Going to go ahead and close this bug out, the universal installer we ship checks for and installs all required prerequisites.