Bug 41909 - [Cycle 7] The "On-Demand Resources" step of the "Sign and Distribute" workflow is confusing when the iOS project doesn't contain any on-demand resources
Summary: [Cycle 7] The "On-Demand Resources" step of the "Sign and Distribute" workflo...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in (show other bugs)
Version: 6.0.0 (C7)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal minor
Target Milestone: C7SR1
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-06-16 19:00 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2016-07-07 07:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Tags: BZRC7S1_C6SR3S1
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:


Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2016-06-16 19:00:48 UTC
[Cycle 7] The "On-Demand Resources" step of the "Sign and Distribute" workflow is confusing when the iOS project doesn't contain any on-demand resources

## Regression status: new feature in Cycle 7 that alters the "Sign and Distribute" workflow compared to Cycle 6

IDE support for on-demand resources is a new feature in Cycle 7:


## Possible "workaround"

Select "Embed on-demand resources in the app bundle." since that option doesn't require the user to provide any additional information.  That option seems to work fine for this use-case in my brief tests.

## Steps followed to replicate

1. Create a new "iOS > App > Single View App".

2. Set the configuration to "Release|iPhone" ("Release > Device").

3. Run "Build > Archive for Publishing".

4. Select the completed archive in "Build > View Archives" and click the "Sign and Distribute" button.

5. Proceed through the "Ad Hoc" signing option.

## "BAD" Results

The third screen of the "Sign and Distribute" window is titled "On-Demand Resources".  There is no option to skip this step, nor are any instructions provided to indicate which option to choose when the app doesn't use on-demand resources.

## Possible improvements

a. Perhaps the "On-Demand Resources" step could be automatically omitted from the "Sign and Distribute" workflow if the project doesn't contain any On-Demand Resource tags.


b. Maybe the "On-Demand Resources" step could provide another radio button labeled something like "This app does not use on-demand resources."
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2016-06-16 20:58:11 UTC
Fixed in git master.

FWIW, you can tell people to select "embed" and it will just work.
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2016-06-16 21:03:07 UTC
Excellent.  Thanks for the quick fix and the confirmation about the "embed" setting!
Comment 3 Mohit Kheterpal 2016-06-23 16:02:06 UTC
I have checked this issue with latest master build of XamarinStudio- and observed that this issue has been fixed as shown ins Screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/4e7Yd4QJcpjA

@jeff : Could you please merge this fix in cycle 7?

I will close this issue once the fix for this bug will be merged in cycle7.

Comment 4 Jeffrey Stedfast 2016-07-05 18:21:55 UTC
back-ported to cycle7
Comment 5 Arpit Jha 2016-07-07 07:27:21 UTC
I have checked this issue with latest C7 build XamarinStudio- and observed that fixed merge with C7 build, here is screencast for same : http://www.screencast.com/t/MfMQtYv6HA

Environment Info: https://gist.github.com/Arpit360/5957e60fa0c3d8cd8e9346fc679ea49b 

Hence I am closing this issue.

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