Bug 9330 - The layout could not be loaded: Exception of type 'Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerException' was thrown.
Summary: The layout could not be loaded: Exception of type 'Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.De...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-07 13:37 UTC by Ivan Ivic
Modified: 2014-03-19 11:40 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

Exception in MonoDevelop opening GUI editor (243.67 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-01-07 13:37 UTC, Ivan Ivic

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Description Ivan Ivic 2013-01-07 13:37:38 UTC
Created attachment 3170 [details]
Exception in MonoDevelop opening GUI editor

Description of Problem:
I created my first project after installing latest version of Xamarin package for Android development (4.4.54). After opening Main.axml, error is shown as in attachment. 

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Install fresh Xamarin package for Android development
2. Create new project (Hello world)
3. Open Main.axml

Actual Results:
Exception of type 'Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerException'

Expected Results:
GUI editor?

How often does this happen? 
Every time

Additional Information:
Running program in emulator is successful.
Same thing happens if I create 'Hello world' project in Visual Studio 2010
Comment 1 Lluis Sanchez 2013-03-13 05:42:45 UTC
Do you still get this error with the latest version of Xamarin.Android?
Comment 2 Ivan Ivic 2013-03-13 18:36:35 UTC
No, everything works fine now! :)
Comment 3 Jatin 2013-03-19 08:53:38 UTC
We have verified this issue with the latest builds:

MFA 4.6.01072
VS 2012/2010
Mono 2.10.12

And now this issue is not appearing, as the designer load successfully.

Hence, closing this issue.
Comment 4 belial239 2013-03-28 10:29:07 UTC
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 5 PJ 2013-03-28 13:37:44 UTC

The build with this fix is out on the beta channel. You can retrieve beta updates by going into your Xamarin Studio->Check for Updates, and then selecting 'Beta' for the Update Channel.

Please let us know if this fixes it for you!