Use a library written with Xamarin/C# from native Android/iOS apps

RobinRobin USUniversity ✭✭

I don't know if this question has been asked before... could not find any information.

The Xamarin docs explain how one can easily bind native Objective-C and Java libraries through a binding project for consumption in Xamarin project.
However, I'm looking into the reverse situation. There is a business case for building a library in C# (with a single code base) and then exposing this library in Java or Objective-C as well for native app builders sake. My question is if there is anything available from Xamarin to support this, and if not what are best practices for doing this... if any.



  • JonDouglasJonDouglas USXamarin Team, University, Developer Group Leader Xamurai

    From what I know, the opposite isn't a valid method yet.

  • amberamber USMember


    Is there any solution we can expect in near future.

  • I though that part of the purpose of Xamarin was that one could develop a C# library (DLL) and then have it converted to Android and IOS for use by other people to use.
    Could you please explain why this is not possible?
    Thank you,

  • alderlopezalderlopez MXMember ✭✭

    Any progress on this topic ?, it is possible to use a library of xamarin in a native application?

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