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Visual Studio 2019 Run arrow does not do anything


For most projects I click run arrow and it runs fine on my android device. But for some I click run arrow and it turns green again in a second. Nothing happens.

Help will be greatly appreciated.


  • JarvanJarvan Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai
    edited November 2019

    Right-click the Solution (not project) in the Solution Explorer and select Configuration Manager. Check if Build is turn off for the current configuration. Set the corresponding platform deploy menu to be selected.

    Check the output if there is log info like
    The project App1.Android needs to be deployed before it can be started. Verify the project is selected to be deployed in the Solution Configuration Manager.

  • ashika786ashika786 Member ✭✭

    Hello Jarvan,

    Thanks for taking time to look into it.

    Still does not work. Configurations seem to be identical between what works and what does not. Screenshot attached:

    It builds then goes as far as saying "deploying to my device_name" but then stops. I see this behavior with few projects once in a while.


  • JarvanJarvan Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Would you mind sharing a basic demo to reproduce the issue to get a solution?

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