Designer shows black screen in visual studio RRS feed

  • Question

  • User366078 posted

    Hi All, Since a few days, the designer in Xamarin started to show a black screen. at first this was sometimes, but today it was all the time. I tried updating visual studio, windows and all nuget packages but this only helped a bit. it's now showing correctly 1 out of 20 times or so, others are a black screen. This is happening with all my axml files when I try to open them

    I noticed the following error showing up in my event viewer:

    Fault bucket 1428500924365490863, type 5
    Event Name: VisualStudioNonFatalErrors2
    Response: Not available
    Cab Id: 0
    Problem signature:
    P1: devenv.exe
    P2: 15.6.27428.1
    P3: vs.xamarin-designer.faults
    P4: System.NullReferenceException
    P5: Xamarin.AndroidDesigner
    P6: Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerProject.get_AllGeneratedResources
    P7: _
    P8: _
    P9: _
    P10: _

    My operating system is Windows 8.1 and my visual studio version is 15.6.0

    How can I fix this?

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:09 AM

All replies

  • User327754 posted

    I think you need to change your Win OS 8.1 to Win 10 with latest update and also reinstall Visual Studio with latest Xamarin plugin. This suggestion maybe work.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:23 PM
  • User366078 posted

    Hi Ashan, I'm going to upgrade my computer to windows 10 in the near future. Thanks, i'll let you know if this helps

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:56 AM