Pending Review
Last Updated: 05 Aug 2019 12:04 by ADMIN
Created on: 01 Aug 2019 20:18
Category: Installer and VS Extensions
Type: Bug Report
VSExtensions Toolbox Doesn't Detect NuGet Package

If you already have the Telerik.UI.for.Xamarin NuGet package installed to your projects and you use the Telerik Toolbox to add a control, it will break your references by duplicating references to the same assemblies (one for newly added assembly reference, one for existing package reference).

When you drag and drop in a control from the Toolbox, it will add the assembly references that point to the installation folder, even if I already have the NuGet Package referenced. This means that you would need to manually have to remove the Telerik assembly references every time you use the Toolbox. The problem is exasperated if the project structure doesn't support package reference (i.e. you cant tell which assembly to remove)

Ultimately, this means you can't use the Telerik UI for Xamarin Toolbox when using NuGet packages.



1 comment
Posted on: 05 Aug 2019 12:04
Hi John,

I am sorry to hear of the difficulties you had using our product.

When you create a Telerik UI for Xamarin application through our Visual Studio extension we add assembly references for all assemblies, which contain the Xamarin controls. This is done because we cannot add references through out Toolbox when a control is dragged. The Telerik UI for Xamarin Toolbox window only looks like the native one, but it doesn't have the same capabilities. 

In Visual Studio for Mac we do use the built in Toolbox to populate our controls through, yet again no assembly references are added. For both operating systems we only add the XAML namespace in case it is missing. 

That being said I would ask of you to provide more detailed steps on how to reproduce the problem or send us a project where the issue manifests if possible. In addition to that please also tell us:

1. Which OS you are on Windows/OSX
2. Which Visual Studio you are using (with exact version for VS2017+) and which version of the Telerik UI for Xamarin VSExtension
3. Have you created the project through our extension or you have used a standard cross-platform project

I am looking forward to your reply.

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