[MonoDevelop] Xamarin Studio freezes when selecting a .net solution or project

Chris van Wyk chris at jib.co.za
Sun Nov 10 06:39:32 UTC 2013

Hi Guido,

Edit your project file and remove all references to libraries. It could be that XS has a problem with one of the libs. 

I remember XS had an issue at a point with the way references was created/updated in the proj file. 


> On 09 Nov 2013, at 11:33 PM, Guido Van Hoecke <guivho at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to modify one of the projects of an old .net solution developed
> with MonoDevelop and previously edited and released from within
> Xamarin Studio.
> When I open he solution and just select any one of the projects (I
> mean merely click on its name) Xamarin Studio hangs: the spinning disc
> keeps spinning. Same result when selecting the solution name.
> Maybe it is msbuild.exe that is hanging, although I never started a
> build. But I do see two xamarin tasks: the studio app and msbuild.exe:
> 63369 /Applications/Xamarin Studio.app/Contents/MacOS/XamarinStudio
> 63384 /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/3.2.0/bin/mono
> /Applications/Xamarin
> Studio.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/monodevelop/bin/MSBuild/4.0/MonoDevelop.Projects.Formats.MSBuild.exe
> Using the XS for iOS targets works fine.
> I detected this problem after having switched to OSX Maverick, but it
> might have been present without being detected before this upgrade.
> Any suggestions about how to tackle this problem?
> Guido
> (copy of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19882175/xamarin-studio-freezes-when-selecting-a-net-solution-or-project)
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