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

Guido Van Hoecke guivho at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 08:30:38 UTC 2013

Hi Chris,

Chris van Wyk <chris at jib.co.za> writes:

> 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. 

That didn't help: the problem seems to be worse.

I decided to recreate the solution starting with a freshly created web application.

Xamarin Studio freezes immediately after the files are created. The
Default.aspx file is highlighted and the rainbow disc starts spinning.


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