Sunday, September 11, 2016

Getting resource Missing errors when compiling a xamarin forms app

There is a file in the folder C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Xamarin\zips  that downloads the first time you compile a Xamarin forms android app.  If this file does not download properly you get 55 errors about missing resources on the android project.  Deleting the file from the folder will cause it to download again when compiling which resolves the resource missing errors.  The file size at the time of this posting should be 220K some people with the issue had a file size of about 16K

 It would be nice if Xamarin had a better notification if this file does not download properly.