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Within this sample project, Android will throw an unhandled exception if it tries to load an image from file, however it will work just fine with loading an image from resources in a PCL.
Run on iOS/Windows Phone/Android
Notice Android crashes with unhandled exception and seeing loading.png is within the drawing folder as the appropriate build action.
You can then remove the splashImage from the LoadingScreen to see it runs just fine and therefore seems isolated to the like of code:
splashImage.Source = Device.OnPlatform
ImageSource.FromFile("loading.png"), //Failing on android
I have tried to reproduce this issue and reproduce this with given code on Comment1.
I observe that the sample project fine on iOS, Android will throw an unhandled exception.
Zip Xamarin Logs :https://gist.github.com/Parmendrak/09d743126a386fee5bc8
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.30501.00 Update 2
Microsoft .NET Framework
Xamarin 184.108.40.206 (0b2a123923812a88ed3091909478dbe9e0111f00)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
I have verified, with Xamarin.Forms 1.4.2, Android projects can load images from file using Device.OnPlatform. The image files loaded were stored in the Resources>drawables folder.