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I have an Android App that uses an XML file to hold the format settings for a report. When you run it with Linking set to None, it works fine. When you run it with Linking set to Sdk Assemblies Only, it appears that it doesn't deserialize Size and Point objects. I have created a sample solution that demonstrates this. You can get in from GitHub:
I was able to reproduce this issue using the test project with the following versions:
Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
Version 15.2 (26430.12) Release
Microsoft .NET Framework
Xamarin 22.214.171.1246 (1be4f0c)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android SDK 126.96.36.199 (9dbc4c5)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK 10.10.0.35 (4cffddf)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
To reproduce, edit the Android Options of the Project -> Properties to Link SDK Assemblies for a Debug build. Next, run and deploy to a device. The app will have an unhandled exception because the Size is 0 (not successfully deserialized).
Created attachment 23117 [details]
Attached the project from GitHub for convenience.