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Xamarin.VS is broken

AndreiAlistarAndreiAlistar USMember
edited March 2016 in Visual Studio

Everything installs fine, but when I open VS I get a bunch of errors:

I tried clean install, universal installer, the .msi installer and all have the same results.

Opening a Xamarin project marks it as unavailable and incompatible.

In the 'about' section of VS, the Xamarin version is not displayed.

In control panel > programs and features, everything looks fine.

I also tried repairing both Xamarin and VS installations but with no success.


  • AndreiAlistarAndreiAlistar USMember
    edited March 2016

    This is how an ActivityLog.xml entry looks like:



    End package load [XamarinShellPackage]

    80004005 - E_FAIL
    Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Xamarin\Xamarin\\Xamarin.VisualStudio.Shell.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
  • AndreiAlistarAndreiAlistar USMember

    However, of course I have the file there:

  • JeremyKolbJeremyKolb USMember ✭✭✭

    Open an admin command prompt, go to where you have visual studio installed and run 'devenv.exe /setup'. It will take a while as it rebuilds your configuration (don't worry you won't lose anything) but it usually fixes this sort of issue for me.

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