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Visual Studio on Mac asked to update then broke

Discussion in 'External Tools' started by Gipperww2, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Gipperww2

    Gipperww2

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    This morning, launched Visual Studio from Unity which prompted a new Visual Studio upgrade request.
    After completing, Visual Studio wouldn't open, saying application was damaged.

    Downloaded Visual Studio Code and hooked it back up to Unity in Preferences --> External Tools.
    Hope this helps someone ready to code on deadline today!
     
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  2. satorulogic

    satorulogic

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    My Visual Studio was also damaged, now whenever I double clicked on a script, it was opened with my default text editor, which was MacVim.
     
  3. newjerseyrunner

    newjerseyrunner

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    What happens if you Ctrl+click and Open With Visual Studios?
     
  4. GustavoCarvalho

    GustavoCarvalho

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    The same happened to me, that is why I don't update Microsoft software.

    If you open (right click -> show package contents) the broken visual studio.app you will find a Visual Studio (old).app in there. Just move it out to Applications and use it instead of the broken one.
     
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  5. Jean-Fabre

    Jean-Fabre

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    Same for me....

    the problem is that it seems you need to update for 2018 to work and find all your packages from the package manager...

    any hints on how to solve this appreciated...

    Bye,

    Jean
     
  6. thebitmaster

    thebitmaster

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    I did the Show Contents thing, pulled out the (Old) version, deleted the new one, and replaced it with the old. Then I ran it directly (not from Unity) and executed the updated from there. VS comes up now, but it doesn't auto-open the script I clicked on.
     
  7. thebitmaster

    thebitmaster

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    After re-linking in Unity Preferences under External Tools, killing Unity and VS, then re-launching Unity, it now correctly open the file I clicked on.
     
  8. burcsade

    burcsade

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    Same happened here. It has been many years I've been (happily) away from Microsoft products and started using VS for Unity's sake. Tried updating and it is broken now... :clap:
     
  9. ArcticHorse

    ArcticHorse

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    Same happened here as well. It means Unity is useless on Mac unless I roll back to Unity 5.7. I was using the latest vetsion of Unity.
     
  10. demonpants

    demonpants

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    These are the errors that appear in the Console:

    Apr 13 21:39:49 Elis-MBP Visual Studio Update[11999]: DEPRECATED USE in libdispatch client: dispatch source activated with no event handler set; set a breakpoint on _dispatch_bug_deprecated to debug
    Apr 13 21:40:22 Elis-MBP Visual Studio Update[11999]: assertion failed: 18E226: libxpc.dylib + 91033 [49138829-09C8-355C-B558-97E070B84EC5]: 0x89

    You can also fix this with the Unity installer – just reinstall only Visual Studio afterwards to restore it.
     
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