Xamarin iOS native binding error: unrecognized selector exception

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What I'm Trying To Do:

Create a binding library in Xamarin to use the native JWPlayer SDK for iOS

How I Went About It:

I downloaded the JWPlayer iOS SDK and followed Xamarin's binding walkthrough using objective sharpie to create the API definitions. I then created a single page app project in Xamarin to add a simple JWPlayer player to my viewcontroller's view by trying to mimic JWPlayers developer guide for basic embedding.

The Problem

The binding project built just fine and intellisense worked for all the JWPlayer classes so I thought I did everything okay but at runtime I got the following Foundation.MonoTouchException:

"Objective-C exception thrown. Name: NSInvalidArgumentException
Reason: -[JWConfig xmlPlayList]: unrecognized selector sent to

If I don't load the config to the player then I can instantiate the objects just fine, but almost all the player's properties are null including it's view which is kind of necessary to add it to the main view.

Almost all the solutions to similar problems point to either an incorrect capitalization of the Export selector or a missing Export statement, neither of which appear to be the problem with my project.

Note: I don't know if it matters or not but I'm running this on a physical device (iphone 6) because the simulator caused a "the native class hasn't been loaded" exception.

The Code


    public override void ViewDidLoad()

        JWConfig config = new JWConfig("http://content.jwplatform.com/videos/f3FPINhF.mp4");
        config.Size = new CoreGraphics.CGSize(100, 100);

        JWPlayerController player = new JWPlayerController(config);



JWPlayerController.g.cs (error thrown in the if(IsDirectBinding) scope)

    [Export ("initWithConfig:")]
    public JWPlayerController (JWConfig config)
        : base (NSObjectFlag.Empty)
        if (config == null)
            throw new ArgumentNullException ("config");
        IsDirectBinding = GetType ().Assembly == global::ApiDefinition.Messaging.this_assembly;
        if (IsDirectBinding) {
            InitializeHandle (global::ApiDefinition.Messaging.IntPtr_objc_msgSend_IntPtr (this.Handle, Selector.GetHandle ("initWithConfig:"), config.Handle), "initWithConfig:");
        } else {
            InitializeHandle (global::ApiDefinition.Messaging.IntPtr_objc_msgSendSuper_IntPtr (this.SuperHandle, Selector.GetHandle ("initWithConfig:"), config.Handle), "initWithConfig:");

ApiDefinition.cs (int the binding project, generated by Objective Sharpie)

    // -(instancetype)initWithConfig:(JWConfig *)config;
    IntPtr Constructor(JWConfig config);

    // -(instancetype)initWithConfig:(JWConfig *)config delegate:(id<JWPlayerDelegate>)delegate;
    IntPtr Constructor(JWConfig config, JWPlayerDelegate @delegate);

    // -(instancetype)initWithConfig:(JWConfig *)config delegate:(id<JWPlayerDelegate>)delegate drmDataSource:(id<JWDrmDataSource>)drmDataSource;
    IntPtr Constructor(JWConfig config, JWPlayerDelegate @delegate, JWDrmDataSource drmDataSource);

JWPlayerController.h (from the JWPlayer iOS SDK)

    Loads a new JWConfig object into the player.
    @param config COnfiguration object.
    - (void)loadConfig:(JWConfig *)config;

Can anyone offer any help on this?? Thanks for your time.

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