Bug 6502 - Compliation Error While referencing iTextSharp Dll
Summary: Compliation Error While referencing iTextSharp Dll
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-11 01:19 UTC by Surya Prakash
Modified: 2012-08-26 22:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Surya Prakash 2012-08-11 01:19:24 UTC

I get the following error while referencing the iTextSharp dll

C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Novell\Novell.MonoDroid.Common.targets(2,2): Error: Exception while loading assemblies: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load assembly 'System.Drawing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?

File name: 'System.Drawing.dll'

   at Monodroid.Tuner.MonoDroidResolver.Resolve(AssemblyNameReference reference, ReaderParameters parameters)

   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.ResolveAssemblies.AddAssemblyReferences(List`1 assemblies, AssemblyDefinition assembly)

   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.ResolveAssemblies.Execute() (Dashmate)

Also I tried to add System.Drawing.dll , but it still did not resolve the error.

Guess the System.Drawing within the Mono.Android.dll is conflicting with the System.Drawing.dll which is being referenced by the iTextSharp

It would be really helpful if you are able to resolve this issue as early as possible
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2012-08-26 22:34:57 UTC
You cannot use System.Drawing.dll which is available only in full .NET profile. Mono for Android supports only its mobile-based profile which is almost the same as Silverlight.