When a .NET 2.0 web reference is added, the generated files are added as links to the project and appear red, like they are missing.
**Steps to Reproduce:**
See private comments in https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=38920 which will allow you to reproduce this.
The generated files that are added appear red, but are in fact not missing.
The file names should not appear red.
**Build Date & Platform:**
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.10.2 (build 56)
Installation UUID: e01c3049-a2d2-4e0a-aad8-afe6fb627c4d
Mono 4.2.2 (explicit/996df3c)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 402020030
=== Xamarin.Profiler ===
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Profiler.app/Contents/MacOS/Xamarin Profiler
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 7.2 (9548)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Business Edition)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2016-01-29 16:59:11-0500
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 220.127.116.11 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/johnmiller/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
Supported Android versions:
2.3 (API level 10)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.4 (API level 19)
5.0 (API level 21)
5.1 (API level 22)
6.0 (API level 23)
SDK Tools Version: 24.4.1
SDK Platform Tools Version: 23.1
SDK Build Tools Version: 23.0.2
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.8.0_60"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin Android Player ===
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app
=== Xamarin Inspector ===
Build date: Tue Nov 17 20:54:30 UTC 2015
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 510020056
Git revision: bb74ff467c62ded42b7b7ac7fdd2edc60f8647b0
Build date: 2016-01-26 16:24:41-05
Xamarin addins: 8b797d7ba24d5abab226c2cf9fda77f666263f1b
Build lane: monodevelop-lion-cycle6-c6sr1
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.11.2
This is caused by a bug #36116 in Mono. Mono 4.2 generates incorrect filenames in the Reference.map file. The filenames start with a '/' so Xamarin Studio resolves the files to the root directory and since the files do not exist they are shown in red.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 36116 ***
Any idea when this issue will be resolved as we're stuck in limbo as far has feature updates on our apps are concerned.
Bug #36116, of which this is a duplicate, is marked as scheduled for Cycle 6 Service Release 2 which should be released to the stable channel now.
The errors in the solution explorer has disappeared, but the parameters referenced to the methods are still incorrect.
Test with web service
1) Right-Click Web References
2) Add Web Reference
3) Web Service URL : http://shcloudservice.cloudapp.net/SHCloudService.svc
4) FrameWork: .NET 2.0 Web Services
5) Reference: ServiceWS
Actual method parameters: TestMethod(string _usr, string _pw, int _usr_id, string _gui_id, out string _status)
Returned when referenced: TestMethod (string _usr, string _pw, int _user_id, bool _usr_idSpecified (incorrect) ... ,string _gui_id, out string _status)
This issue remains still unresolved.
It's been 4 months now and we still can't referenced our updated web service, thus not being able to expand our apps functionality.