How To Update Xamarin Android SDK In Visual Studio 2015 Update 3


Xamarin is cross-platform in order to develop many platform apps. (Ex. Windows phone, Android, iOS) In the Xamarin platform, code sharing concept is used. In Xamarin, studio is available in Visual Studio also.

In this article, you will learn, how to update Xamarin in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. 


  • Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

The following steps must be followed. We can learn, how to update Xamarin Android SDK updates.

Step 1 - Go to Visual Studio. 

Now, open New project--> select Installed --> select Templates---> select Visual C#--->select Cross platform-------> choose the Blank app(Native Portable).

 Blank App

Step 2 - Show Xamarin Mac Agent Remote Login in Mac remote login, if you need to connect the remote login. If you don't want to, cancel the Window.

remote login

Step 3 - If the project is opened, go to the top of Visual Studio Android SDK manager icon. Select the icon to click. It will show the available update.


Step 4 - Next, show the update available in the Xamarin Android. If you connect, the internet shows what's available  and if you don't connect, it shows that it failed to retrieve the URL.


Step 5 - Show the installed tools, update the available tools and SDK' that are not installed. 

In this menu, show the Android SDK tools update and choose what you want. Select the check box to install the package.

It takes some time to update the package.

update the package

Step 6 - Go to the Solution Explorer. In the Solution Explorer, all the files are available.

Go to the filename.Droid-->select the Resource--> select the Layout folder--> choose the Main.axml,

Main.axml page is required to design or make source available. You want to select source to write XAML code.

You want to choose the design window so you can design your app.

solution explorer

Step 7 - Now, your project will open. Xamarin Android is updated successfully. It takes some time to open.


Step 8 - Now, open Android design Window. In the design Window top side, the default theme is shown. If your Android is not updated, it can't be shown. Your Xamarin Android is updated successfully. Now,  you will write the code or design your UI for your app.



In this article, we learned how to update Xamarin cross-platform Android SDK Update. 

Thanks for reading.

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