Bug 5797 - Allow native library in class library
Summary: Allow native library in class library
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild (show other bugs)
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Atsushi Eno
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-21 06:56 UTC by Sebastian Krysmanski
Modified: 2013-07-18 09:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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


Description Sebastian Krysmanski 2012-06-21 06:56:37 UTC
It should be possible to add a native library (VS Build Action: AndroidNativeLibrary) to an "Android Class Library" project.

You can do this with MfA 4.2 but the library can't be found by P/Invoke when doing this. So, currently the native library must be located in executable/main project.
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2013-05-22 17:00:12 UTC
It is now supported in 4.6 and 4.7.x (AndroidNativeLibrary in 4.6, plus EmbeddedNativeLibrary in 4.7.x).
Comment 2 Goncalo Oliveira 2013-07-18 05:20:33 UTC
This doesn't work on 4.6.08007 (0cc7ae3b). The build action is there but the library can't be found by P/Invoke. Only works if the native library is included in the main project.
Comment 3 Atsushi Eno 2013-07-18 09:51:14 UTC
You need to use EmbeddedNativeLibrary in library project if you do not want to include it in the main project. If you do understand that and still believe it doesn't work, please provide a reproducible project that "should" work.

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