Bug 7199 - Namespace in designer file should use global namespace
Summary: Namespace in designer file should use global namespace
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1702
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: 2012-09-16 10:21 UTC by Bart Verkoeijen
Modified: 2012-10-15 18:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Bart Verkoeijen 2012-09-16 10:21:37 UTC
In my project namespace structure, I use the platform name in the namespace. For instance, I have something like MyProject.App.MonoTouch to include all MonoTouch related application code.

When I created a custom ViewController in MonoTouch, and when I returned from Xcode to MonoDevelop, I could not open the .xib file again, because it prompts the error message: "Error updating Xcode project. Could not generate outlet 'myOutletName' in class 'MyProject.App.MonoTouch.MyClass' as its type '?' could not be resolved to Objective-C."

In the designer file (e.g. 'MyClass.designer.cs') the references to the UI controls are marked in red in MonoDevelop, except for the 'MonoTouch' part of the namespace.

When typing 'MonoTouch.' in the class, it shows the auto complete list for the project namespace, instead of the MonoTouch library namespace. Obviously, there is a namespacing conflict.

Therefore, the designer should create global namespaces (e.g. 'global::MonoTouch.UIKit.UILabel') if the automatically generated partial class is in a MonoTouch namespace (e.g. 'MyProject.App.MonoTouch').

How to reproduce the bug: create a MonoTouch project, save it with namespace 'TestBug.MonoTouch'. Then add a ViewController, add a label to the view controller, and create an outlet for the label. Then save and close Xcode. Then, try to open the .xib file again, it will prompt with an error message.
Comment 1 timb 2012-09-28 12:40:19 UTC
Vote 1 for this ... as fate would have it I have run in to the same problem as Bart at the same time
Comment 2 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-10-15 18:23:28 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1702 ***