I am working on a Xamarin shared project cross-platform app. Development has come to a standstill now as the files under Xamarin Android project are being recognized as "Miscellaneous files" in Visual Studio. All the Nuget references in the Android project are now throwing an error. There are a few other issues with the code, however, all of them can be fixed only if this project reference error is fixed first. I have attached a screenshot of my visual studio that depicts this problem.
The code is available in github: https://github.com/dtuma/processdash-mobile
The branch is AndroidIosViewModels.
I have tried
i) Reinstalling visual studio
ii) Updating visual studio
( I tried it in Visual studio 2015 Update 1,2 & 3)
iii) Updating Xamarin ( Even tried the preview version)
iv) Cloning the repository in a different directory
v) Creating a new project and copying the various files one by one into it.
vi) Checking if the csproj files have the proper reference
vii) Manually adding and removing entries to the csproj file
viii) Cloning the repository in C drive itself, just to check if long path names were a problem.
I found this stackoverflow post that is similar to my situation: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24259639/visual-studio-2013-project-shows-up-as-miscellaneous-files. However, even that did not work.
I am at a loss on what to do next. Please help
Current Visual Studio Version: Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Enterprise Edition
Current Xamarin Android Version: 6.1.99
OS: Windows 10 & Mac
While Visual studio is being used to develop the Android part of the project, the same project is being worked on Xamarin Studio for the iOS version.