Output Window Filter - View Tag

Nathan Sokalski 4,116 Reputation points
2021-05-05T21:22:27.737+00:00

I often use Visual Studio 2019's Output Window for debugging my Xamarin.Android apps. However, I nearly always receive tons of unnecessary messages starting with [View], such as the following:

[View] requestLayout() improperly called by androidx.recyclerview.widget.RecyclerView{c1098fc VFED..... ......ID 83,0-1440,94 #7f090150 app:id/rvPlayerNames} during layout: running second layout pass

I have looked at the following to try to figure out how to avoid these messages cluttering the Output Window:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/android/deploy-test/environment

But none of the stuff seemed to help. What can I do to restrict the Output Window to (or mostly to) my
System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine
statements? Using these statements is not very useful if they have hundreds of meaningless lines between them.

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 24,891 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-05-06T06:23:59.78+00:00

    Hello @Nathan Sokalski ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Please kindly check if these options work for you.

    1). Tools > Options > Xamarin > Android Settings > Xamarin Diagnostics output verbosity.

    2). Tools > Options > Debugging > Output Window > General Output Settings.

    3). Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > Build And Run > MSBuild project build output verbosity.

    AFAIK, Output Window doesn’t provide more/other options to filter. If above options don’t work, I'm afraid, you may still need to use System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine statements to filter. I recommend you directly suggest this feature to Visual Studio Product Team in Developer Community.

    Best Regards,
    Tianyu

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