Why does Xamarin Studio revert to MonoDevelop?


This error can occur when Xamarin Studio fails to load key add-ins. MonoDevelop appears because it's the foundation underneath Xamarin Studio.

Important note Unless you've manually edited the add-ins or something similar; this is most likely caused by a bug. In this case, please contact support, or file a bug. Especially if the workaround described below is ineffective.


Usually this issue can be resolved by the following steps:

  1. Closing Xamarin Studio. (aka "MonoDevelop" per the symptoms)
  2. Delete the Xamarin Studio Cache from your machine:
    • Mac: ~/Library/Caches/XamarinStudio-5.0
    • PC: %LOCALAPPDATA%\XamarinStudio-5.0\Cache
  3. Restart Xamarin Studio.

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015 06:19PM EDT