- Solution window detects file system changes outside Visual Studio for Mac
- Projects with unknown target frameworks can now be loaded
- MSBuild SDK Extras is now supported without requiring an extra extension to be installed
- Tizen.NET projects are now supported
- Fixed xUnit test messages not being displayed
- ASP.NET Core minified files are no longer formatted
- Support target framework defined in another MSBuild property
- Show SDK information before dependencies are restored
- Fixed failure to add new file when the default project namespace contains only numbers
- Fixed remove item not added for .xaml.cs file
- Fixed incorrect project updates when moving a file
Solution window detects file system changes
Files created in the project directory, or a subdirectory, outside Visual Studio for Mac are now added to the project and appear in the Solution window automatically.
Deleting project files and directories will remove the files from the Solution window. The Solution window will also update after a file or a directory is renamed outside Visual Studio for Mac.
Allow unknown target framework projects to be loaded
The target framework of an SDK style project is no longer restricted. Previously Visual Studio for Mac would fail to load an SDK style project unless its target framework was .NET Standard, .NET Core App or .NET Framework.
This allows Tizen projects to be loaded without the error message “Project does not support framework ‘Tizen,Version=v4.0’” being displayed. Tizen projects have a Tizen.NET package reference which imports an MSBuild .props file that defines the Tizen target framework.
The MSBuild.Sdk.Extras NuGet package is now supported so SDK style projects can use target frameworks that this NuGet package supports, such as Xamarin.iOS and MonoAndroid.
On building a project with an unknown target framework, that is not defined by any used NuGet package references, a build error that indicates the framework is not supported will occur:
The TargetFramework value 'test1.0' was not recognized.
NuGet restore will also fail for an unknown target framework with a message indicating the framework is invalid.
Fix xUnit test messages not displayed
xUnit tests support an ITestOutputHelper interface which can be passed to the constructor of the test. This has a WriteLine method which can be used to output messages whilst running the test. When this was used the text displayed in Visual Studio for Mac’s Test Results window was:
Now the text from the message is shown in the Tests Results window.
Support target framework defined in another MSBuild property
An SDK style project that defined the
In the example below the property TheFramework is defined in the Frameworks.props file.
<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk"> <Import Project="Frameworks.props" /> <PropertyGroup> <TargetFrameworks>$(TheFramework)</TargetFrameworks> </PropertyGroup> </Project>
The unevaluated MSBuild property value was used and would result in the NuGet package restore failing.
Now the evaluated property value is used when restoring dependencies.
ASP.NET Core minified files and map files are no longer formatted
On creating a new ASP.NET Core project the minified files were being re-formatted and were no longer minified. Now the .min.css, .min.js and .map files are excluded from being re-formatted when a new ASP.NET Core project is created.
Fixed failure to add a new file when the default project namespace contains only numbers
If a project has a default namespace of ‘1’ then adding a new C# file from a template would throw a null reference exception. The problem was that the sanitized namespace for the project’s default namespace was null.
Show SDK information before dependencies are restored
When a new .NET Core project is created the Dependencies – SDK folder would show no items until the NuGet package restore completed. Now the SDK dependency is shown whilst the dependencies are being restored.
Fixed remove item not added for .xaml.cs file
When a new content page with xaml file was added and then removed, but not deleted, a remove item was not added for the .xaml.cs file.
Fixed incorrect project updates when moving a file
Moving a Resource file from one folder to another would not update the project file correctly. Either the project file would not be modified or the file would be removed.
One problem was that on moving a clone is taken of the original item and the associated MSBuild item was copied but was still referring back to the original location. Another problem was that an incorrect match was being made when looking for remove items resulting in the wrong files being removed from the project.
Fixed being unable to use NUnit in a .NET Core test project
The problem was that the NUnit test provider, which supports running NUnit tests for non .NET Core projects, was finding a PackageReference for NUnit, and then trying to load the tests for the .NET Core project and failing. To fix this the NUnit test provider now ignores .NET Core projects so the VS Test provider will load the tests for the project.