Always new problems on each updates... I have a type exception each time I launch the app with my launcher activity and also the lock on obj files, the ones that are lock for me:
System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'obj\Debug\android\typemap.jm' because it is being used by another process.
None of the workarounds work, I have to close VS, delete manually, open again... I just... can't believe how hard it is to have a stable env with Xamarin, it's just impossible.
I would never recommend Xamarin to anyone anymore. Just recommend using pure Java, the C# upside is completly eclipsed by everything that relates to Xamarin and VS problems: netstandard, .net core, problems with cross platforms libraries... cannot debug correcly... just.. wow... it feels like a new product, like Xamarin just came out for the first time in alpha. Honestly, I'm at loss of words...
For those with this problem, it's a known bug of 15.5.1 :
I'd recommend NOT UPDATING TO THIS VERSION. Our team has lost a lot of time and we had to rollback to prior version. I'd also recommend NEVER updating to newest IDE Version. If you're running on a version that works for you, never update.
If you have the manpower and the financial possibilities, let someone try to update and run for 2 to 4 weeks alone with the new version. Xamarin is just not stable enough to risk production development environment to be impacted the way it does.
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