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  • User239891 posted

    My Android designer in Visual Studio is not showing anything at all. Anyone knows how to fight this? Screenshot attached

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:57 PM

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  • User47183 posted

    Hi @KarolZak ,

    Can you post the contents of Main.axml?

    thanks, -VGA.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:25 PM
  • User239891 posted

    Hey Victor,

    I don't think it's related to that content becuase designer is not working for any new projects and downloaded samples. But yeah, here is the code:

    <EditText
        android:id           ="@+id/inputBill"
        android:layout_width ="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    
    <Button
        android:id           ="@+id/calculateButton"
        android:layout_width ="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text         ="CALCULATE" />
    
    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width ="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content">
        <TextView
            android:text              ="Tip"
            android:layout_marginRight="20dp"
            android:layout_width      ="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height     ="wrap_content" />
        <TextView
            android:id           ="@+id/outputTip"
            android:layout_width ="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    </LinearLayout>
    
    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width ="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content">
        <TextView
            android:text              ="Total"
            android:layout_marginRight="10dp"
            android:layout_width      ="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height     ="match_parent" />
        <TextView
            android:id           ="@+id/outputTotal"
            android:layout_width ="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="match_parent" />
    </LinearLayout>
    

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:54 PM
  • User263141 posted

    Just noticed this issue myself. New to Xamarin. Fresh install for VS 2015, but unable to go through even the simplest of projects that use the designer? Really? This is seriously the current product state?

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:49 PM
  • User239891 posted

    Bump! Anyone? There must be some simple solution to this as it seems to be a common problem...

    Monday, October 10, 2016 10:33 AM
  • User60652 posted

    Same problem for me.... Happens with even the simplest view....

    Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3 Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.6.01586

    Visual C# 2015 00322-80000-00000-AA744 Microsoft Visual C# 2015

    Xamarin 4.2.0.694 (e6e3b0c) Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

    Xamarin.Android 7.0.1.1 (a7189aa) Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

    Xamarin.iOS 10.0.0.1 (29910bb) Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

    Friday, October 21, 2016 9:52 PM
  • User6937 posted

    Same for me, I have never been able to get the designer working on Windows 10 VS 2015

    Friday, November 18, 2016 11:38 AM
  • User285719 posted

    I am wondering if anyone have found a resolution to this issue. I am experiencing the same issue with a fresh install of VS 2015.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:29 PM
  • User311767 posted

    i have the same problem

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:50 PM
  • User324220 posted

    Hmmm, I was beginning to think I was the Only one living with that error/bug or whatever they call it. Xamarin Team, I need serious help here.

    Sunday, June 4, 2017 11:43 PM
  • User43 posted

    @AlfredBotchey, Could you post your version information from Help -> About Visual Studio, upload your project, and upload the zip files by going to Help -> Xamarin -> Zip Log Files?

    This would be enormously helpful for tracking down your issue! :smile:

    Monday, June 12, 2017 1:29 PM
  • User382282 posted

    i have the same problem too, just i can add elements in text view but i can't switch to design view!

    Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:13 PM