Bug 32659 - The Camera Icon in the menu for taking snapshots is always disabled.
Summary: The Camera Icon in the menu for taking snapshots is always disabled.
Alias: None
Product: Profiler
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dominique Louis
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-07-31 07:59 UTC by Marc Maurer
Modified: 2015-09-14 13:03 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

Disabled Camara Icon in Xamarin profiler V0.18 (7.30 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-07-31 07:59 UTC, Marc Maurer
Options - No Auto Snapshot (83.54 KB, image/png)
2015-09-02 14:22 UTC, Doug Jones
Continued profiling (48.45 KB, image/png)
2015-09-02 14:23 UTC, Doug Jones

Description Marc Maurer 2015-07-31 07:59:09 UTC
Created attachment 12316 [details]
Disabled Camara Icon in Xamarin profiler V0.18

Hi all,

My Question:
The Camera Icon in the menu is always disabled. I assume it is there for manually taking a snap shot by clicking it. Is there a way to enable it, or is this feature not implemented up to now?

Answer from Xamarin Developer:
Yes, it's for manually taking snapshots, so it should be enabled when live profiling (not when reading a static MLPD). So, under which circumstances is it disabled for you? Are you live profiling? What kind of app? If it shows disabled for you when live profiling, it's a bug.

My Answer:
I'm doing just live profiling. I have not used MLPD stuff up to now, so I think it is a bug. Icon is always disabled. I Never saw the icon enabled. I have an Android App build for Android >= 4.4 and a Google Nexus 5 mobile running Android 5.1.1. My App uses Android Support Library V4. Today I have installed Xamarin Profiler 0.19. Now the camera icon changed to a dot but it is still disabled.

I have also reported this issue first in Xamarin Proiler Forum under
but Xamarin Developer asked me to enter it in Bugzilla, so it will be not forgotten.

Best Regards
Comment 1 Dominique Louis 2015-08-27 15:42:07 UTC
Do you have autosnap shots ticked in the Tools->Options->Snapshots screen? If so, then this is by design the camera icon will not be enabled when autosnap shot is on.
Comment 2 Dominique Louis 2015-09-01 15:55:13 UTC
By design.
Comment 3 Doug Jones 2015-09-02 14:22:27 UTC
Created attachment 12721 [details]
Options - No Auto Snapshot

Started profiling my app. Opened Tools -> Options -> SnapShots and disabled the "Auto Snapshots" checkbox.
Comment 4 Doug Jones 2015-09-02 14:23:35 UTC
Created attachment 12722 [details]
Continued profiling

Profiler continues to run. The "record" button never enables and it still takes periodic snapshots on it's own.
Comment 5 Doug Jones 2015-09-02 14:24:03 UTC
I am experiencing the same issue as the original poster with the Windows version 0.20. Un-ticking the "Auto Snapshots" option does not enable the "Record" button and the profiler still performs periodic snapshots on it's own. In fact, I have never seen the button enabled with any configuration I have tried. I have attached a few screen shots to show the behavior. Please let me know if you need more information.
Comment 6 Rodrigo Moya 2015-09-10 04:03:19 UTC
Ok, I guess we are not clearing the setting when you disable it, so re-opening
Comment 7 Rodrigo Moya 2015-09-13 06:41:58 UTC
Fixed, will be in the next public build
Comment 8 Udham Singh 2015-09-14 13:03:47 UTC
I have checked this issue with XamarinProfiler.Windows.Installer.0.21-69 and I am able to take snapshots when option 'Auto Snapshots' is disabled. Hence I am closing this issue. 

Please refer the screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/akKKcL540Trq

@Doug, please feel free to re-open this if you are still getting this issue with latest profiler build.


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