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VS Update 3 Build does absolutely nothing, and I mean NOTHING

    Question

  • 1. Open up .NET Core 1.0 Preview 2 solution

    2. Click Build

    3. Watch little build icon appear

    4. Watch Output window switch to Build view

    5. Wait forever....

    6. Repeat process with /log

    7. See that even Activity Log says VS is doing nothing after pressing build

    8. Repeat with Sysinternals

    9. See that VS is not reading a single file after pressing build

    10. Wonder what exactly VS is doing

    11. Ask myself if MS bothered testing this before they shipped it

    12. Conclude that they shipped an alpha quality update 3 onto an already alpha quality Visual Studio 2015 and an alpha quality .NET Core

    Any ideas?


    Sean Hederman

    Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:40 AM

Answers

  • It seems to have been related to having the project on a share pre-Update 3. Copying it to a local drive didn't help, but refetching it from the repo onto a local drive appears to have resolved it.

    Here are some of the other issues with Update 3:

    • Git and IDE don't sync. Even switching a branch from the IDE, doesn't update correctly in the IDE. To be clear: an update initiated by the IDE is not reflected in the IDE.
    • Create brand new .NET Core Console.Restored packages. Built. Output window says all great, UI shows errors everywhere. Just to be clear, this is on a clean OS, clean VS Update 3, and a project created from the UI.
    • VS Package restore and UI get out of sync, with UI not realising new packages are installed, and not picking up for Intellisense, bug reporting. VS Restart required.
    • Update 3 on top of Update 2 install doesn't finish in at least 60% of cases. This has caused us to reinstall some machines.
    • Numerous, numerous crashes, hangs, restarts, issues and so on 

    So, guys, my advice is this: avoid Update 3 like the plague. It's not even close to release quality.



    Sean Hederman

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:47 AM

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  • Hi Sean Hederman,

    Just to make this issue clearly, whether all projects have the same issue in your side?

    For example, create a simple app, run it, how about the result?

    To make sure that whether it is related to the VS IDE or the project itself, if possible, I suggest you run your app in other VS machine. At least, we could know that it is not the project's issue if it works well in other Environment.

    In addition, it seems that .NET core has some default known issues here:

    https://github.com/aspnet/Tooling/blob/master/known-issues.md#missing-sdk

    So you could check it.

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    Best Regards,

    Jack


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    Friday, July 8, 2016 9:02 AM
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  • It seems to have been related to having the project on a share pre-Update 3. Copying it to a local drive didn't help, but refetching it from the repo onto a local drive appears to have resolved it.

    Here are some of the other issues with Update 3:

    • Git and IDE don't sync. Even switching a branch from the IDE, doesn't update correctly in the IDE. To be clear: an update initiated by the IDE is not reflected in the IDE.
    • Create brand new .NET Core Console.Restored packages. Built. Output window says all great, UI shows errors everywhere. Just to be clear, this is on a clean OS, clean VS Update 3, and a project created from the UI.
    • VS Package restore and UI get out of sync, with UI not realising new packages are installed, and not picking up for Intellisense, bug reporting. VS Restart required.
    • Update 3 on top of Update 2 install doesn't finish in at least 60% of cases. This has caused us to reinstall some machines.
    • Numerous, numerous crashes, hangs, restarts, issues and so on 

    So, guys, my advice is this: avoid Update 3 like the plague. It's not even close to release quality.



    Sean Hederman

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:47 AM
  • Hi Sean Hederman,

    Thanks for your friendly response.

    >>Copying it to a local drive didn't help, but refetching it from the repo onto a local drive appears to have resolved it.

    Glad to know that you have resolved this issue.

    You know that one thread for one issue, and it seems that not all questions are the same type, to help you resolve this issue as soon as possible and get other community members’ active participation for this issue, would you mind posting a new thread in the forum?

    In addition, I could also provide you some appropriate forum for the above different questions.

    (1) For the GIT version control, you could post it to the TFS forum:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?category=vstfs

    (2) For the VS setup, you could post it to the Visual Studio Setup and Installation forum:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=vssetup

    I think we have to resolve the VS setup issue firstly, and then discuss the GIT/Intellisense/Project developing.

    If there's any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Sincerely,

    Jack


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    Monday, July 18, 2016 3:05 AM
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