Installing Xamarin breaks Visual Studio 2013

AaronJordanAaronJordan USMember
edited May 2015 in Visual Studio

Good afternoon,

Three problems:

1.) I cannot open any Xamarin related project under VS2013. I get an error message that tells me to reinstall VS2013. The solution then simply exits. (using links because the pictures are huge)

2.) I can open a preexisting VS2013 project (non-xamarin) but get this error message: "Project could not be opened because the Visual C# 2013 compiler could not be created."

3.) All syntax highlighting is disabled, everything is now white.

This is Visual Studio 2013 with latest updates, Windows 8.1, and Resharper is installed as well if that helps.

At the moment I cannot use Xamarin because I can't even create a project. I have repaired VS2013, reinstalled VS2013, reinstalled Xamarin, disabled Resharper, I don't know what it is.

Has anyone else had this issue? Suggestions?

Thanks for your time,


  • AaronJordanAaronJordan USMember

    This has been resolved by disabling Roslyn Preview in Extensions and Updates in VS2013.

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