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Layout editor drag and drop from toolbox not working

R101R101 AUMember

Using the Xamarin layout editor for Android, any time I click on a component within the toolbox and drag it to the layout, it just floats back towards the toolbox, and nothing is placed on the form. This was working fine around September 2014, when I initially installed the latest version of Xamarin that was available then.

This happens on my desktop PC, which has Windows 7 Ultimate, JDK 1.8.0_31 (32Bit), and Xamarin 5.7.1 build 17.

On my Laptop with Windows 7 Pro and JDK 1.8.0_31 (32Bit), this issue doesn't occur at all, and I can drag and drop the components onto the layout without issues.

I've noticed a few other posts mentioning GTK# .NET as the problem, but both my laptop and desktop are using the same version of GTK# .NET (v2.12).

What is causing this issue, and how may I fix it?


  • DargmuesliDargmuesli DEMember

    I have the same Problem...

  • LaurennLaurenn USMember

    I have the save problem too.
    It's unpleasant to make by hand all the code to produce a utilizable structure.
    Does anyone have any idea to fix it ?

  • R101R101 AUMember

    I've had no luck fixing this, even after uninstalling and re-installing multiple times. Could we please get input from someone at Xamarin regarding this issue?

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