Bug 44619 - Loading WebView on Android Device 5.1 Crashes - Could not load type WebViewRenderer+WebClient
Summary: Loading WebView on Android Device 5.1 Crashes - Could not load type WebViewRe...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.3.2
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-22 12:26 UTC by Andrew Herrick
Modified: 2016-10-04 12:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

error message (32.95 KB, image/png)
2016-09-22 12:26 UTC, Andrew Herrick

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Description Andrew Herrick 2016-09-22 12:26:15 UTC
Created attachment 17673 [details]
error message

In a simple Forms solution receiving the following error when trying to load a WebView on Android device:

could not load type 'Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.WebViewRenderer+WebClient' from assembly 'Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android, Version=

I made a File => New sample to isolate:


Additional Information:

Compiled against Android 5.1
UWP + iOS do work fine
Comment 1 Stephane Delcroix 2016-10-04 12:50:35 UTC
I was able to reproduce the issue with the attached project.

removing the bin and obj folders in the android project, cleaning and rebuilding fixed it.

it should fix that for you as well