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Designer shows black screen in visual studio

Hi All,
Since a few days, the designer in Xamarin started to show a black screen. at first this was sometimes, but today it was all the time.
I tried updating visual studio, windows and all nuget packages but this only helped a bit. it's now showing correctly 1 out of 20 times or so, others are a black screen.
This is happening with all my axml files when I try to open them

I noticed the following error showing up in my event viewer:

Fault bucket 1428500924365490863, type 5
Event Name: VisualStudioNonFatalErrors2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: devenv.exe
P2: 15.6.27428.1
P3: vs.xamarin-designer.faults
P4: System.NullReferenceException
P5: Xamarin.AndroidDesigner
P6: Xamarin.AndroidDesigner.DesignerProject.get_AllGeneratedResources
P7: _
P8: _
P9: _
P10: _

My operating system is Windows 8.1 and my visual studio version is 15.6.0

How can I fix this?


  • Ahsan_SiddiqueAhsan_Siddique PKMember ✭✭✭✭

    I think you need to change your Win OS 8.1 to Win 10 with latest update and also reinstall Visual Studio with latest Xamarin plugin. This suggestion maybe work.

  • jasprojaspro Member

    Hi Ashan, I'm going to upgrade my computer to windows 10 in the near future. Thanks, i'll let you know if this helps

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