After updating VS 15.6.7 to VS 15.9.5 Android projects (even the first template) fail to build

Hello,
4 days ago i updated vs in the hope to solve a google play publishing issue, but even after repeated reinstalls, on 15.6.7 i can build no issues, on 15.9.5 i cannot build even the simpliest of the android projects.

Output window only reads:

1>------ Build started: Project: App2, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

**Xamarin Diagnostic Output reads : **

[I:]: Looking for Android SDK...
[D:]: ValidateAndroidSdkLocation: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk, result=True
[D:]: ValidateAndroidSdkLocation: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk, result=True
[D:]: TrackDeviceTask got: emulator-5554 offline
[I:]: Got new device list from adb with 1 devices
[D:]: TrackDeviceTask got:
[I:]: Got new device list from adb with 0 devices
[I:]: Tracking android devices stopped
[I:]: Tracking android devices started
[D:]: TrackDeviceTask got:
[I:]: Got new device list from adb with 0 devices
[D:]: Tracking avd started
[D:]: avd watcher *.ini path: 'C:\Users\heart.android\avd'
[D:]: avd watcher: got device list from avd with 2 devices
[E:]: an error occurred loading avd Android_Accelerated_x86_Nougat, the system image does not exists
[E:]: an error occurred loading avd Android_Accelerated_x86_Oreo, the system image does not exists

Visual studio Info as follows:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017
Version 15.9.5
VisualStudio.15.Release/15.9.5+28307.280
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.7.03056

Installed Version: Professional

Visual C++ 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA126
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017

ADL Tools Service Provider 1.0
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Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 8.14.11009.1
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ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017 15.9.04012.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017

ASP.NET Core Razor Language Services 15.8.31590
Provides languages services for ASP.NET Core Razor.

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2017 5.2.60913.0
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Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0 15.9.03024.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0

Azure Data Lake Node 1.0
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Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio 2.3.6000.0
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Azure Functions and Web Jobs Tools 15.9.02046.0
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Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio 2.3.6000.0
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C# Tools 2.10.0-beta2-63501-03+b9fb1610c87cccc8ceb74a770dba261a58e39c4a
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Common Azure Tools 1.10
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

Extensibility Message Bus 1.1.49 (remotes/origin/[email protected])
Provides common messaging-based MEF services for loosely coupled Visual Studio extension components communication and integration.

Fabric.DiagnosticEvents 1.0
Fabric Diagnostic Events

JavaScript Language Service 2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System 2.0
JavaScript Project System

JavaScript UWP Project System 2.0
JavaScript UWP Project System

Microsoft Azure HDInsight Azure Node 2.3.6000.0
HDInsight Node under Azure Node

Microsoft Azure Hive Query Language Service 2.3.6000.0
Language service for Hive query

Microsoft Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio 2.4
Microsoft Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio

Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics Language Service 2.3.6000.0
Language service for Azure Stream Analytics

Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics Node 1.0
Azure Stream Analytics Node under Azure Node

Microsoft Azure Tools 2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 - v2.9.10730.2

Microsoft Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio 0.4
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Microsoft Visual C++ Wizards 1.0
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Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Containers 1.1
Develop, run, validate your ASP.NET Core applications in the target environment. F5 your application directly into a container with debugging, or CTRL + F5 to edit & refresh your app without having to rebuild the container.

Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package 1.0
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MLGen Package Extension 1.0
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Mono Debugging for Visual Studio 4.13.12-pre (9bc9548)
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NintendoSDK Visual Studio Extension 1.0
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NuGet Package Manager 4.6.0
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Oasis for NX 7.2.8.26511
NX Visual Studio Integration

ProjectServicesPackage Extension 1.0
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ResourcePackage Extension 1.0
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ResourcePackage Extension 1.0
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SQL Server Data Tools 15.1.61901.03220
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ToolWindowHostedEditor 1.0
Hosting json editor into a tool window

TypeScript Tools 15.9.20918.2001
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Visual Basic Tools 2.10.0-beta2-63501-03+b9fb1610c87cccc8ceb74a770dba261a58e39c4a
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Visual C++ for Linux Development 1.0.9.28218
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Visual F# Tools 10.2 for F# 4.5 15.8.0.0. Commit Hash: 6e26c5bacc8c4201e962f5bdde0a177f82f88691.
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Visual Studio Code Debug Adapter Host Package 1.0
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Visual Studio Tools for CMake 1.0
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Visual Studio Tools for Containers 1.0
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Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps 15.0.28307.208
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VisualStudio.Mac 1.0
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Xamarin 4.12.3.78 ([email protected])
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  • I also tried to wipe the nuget cache, after restore the issue persists.

  • It seems to have fixed itself repairing the Visual Studio XNA Extension and readding MSBuild to the GAC. I did so by following this guide :smile:
    http://flatredball.com/visual-studio-2017-xna-setup/

  • IrongutIrongut Member ✭✭✭

    **> [E:]: an error occurred loading avd Android_Accelerated_x86_Nougat, the system image does not exists

    [E:]: an error occurred loading avd Android_Accelerated_x86_Oreo, the system image does not exists**

    Your 'build' was not a Build but was a Run and VS couldn't find those emulator images. If you run a Build or Rebuild there should be no mention of ADB or emulator images in the output.

  • This doesn't really explain why there was no output to the build console.

    1>------ Build started: Project: App2, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
    ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

    To me this means the build failed, and the deploy step, if any, is irrelevant.

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