Updated, Android Projects Won't Load

After I just updated Xamarin, my Android project won't load. The iOS one loads fine, though.

The error is "Load Failed: Text content is not allowed inside PropertyGroup element". It was working fine before the update, Xamarin restarted after the update, now it doesn't load.


  • umeshc1507umeshc1507 INMember

    Hi Brian,
    I'm facing the same issue for ios load too. Have you able to fixed the issue ?

  • BrendanZagaeskiBrendanZagaeski USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    The New Project Model in Xamarin Studio 6.0 is more strict about the format of .csproj files.

    I have attached an example .csproj file that demonstrates the "Load Failed: Text content is not allowed inside PropertyGroup element" error. This .csproj file also fails to load in Visual Studio on Windows with a similar error.

    The problem in this example is the "Foo" text in the following excerpt of the .csproj file (as viewed in a text editor):

      <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration>
      <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">x86</Platform>

    To solve this error, you will need to edit the .csproj file in a text editor and remove any plain text from the <PropertyGroup> elements. Every item within a <PropertyGroup> element must be another XML element.

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