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Android 7.1 option not available in my project

PhilipHadleyPhilipHadley USUniversity ✭✭

Having trouble getting the Android 7.1 option to become available in the "Compile using Android version:" field of my project.

According to this article, I should only need the following tools installed in my dev environment:

  • Android SDK Tools
  • Android SDK Platform-Tools
  • Android SDK Build-Tools

I have those installed, but I still don't have 7.1 option. I have the same configuration as my colleague who has the 7.1 option. Is there something else I'm missing?

Best Answer


  • JohnMillerJohnMiller USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai


    Make sure you have the latest Xamarin tooling updates. The latest versions of Xamarin.Android will support version 7.1.

    See more info here:

    You'll also need update to Java JDK 1.8.

  • rmaciasrmacias USBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    It looks like you've got the Android 7.1 SDK Platform installed. I would verify in Xamarin or Visual Studio that you're pointed to the correct SDK location. Also make use you're using the Java SDK 1.8.

    Take a look under the "Additional Configuration for Android" section for more details. It's written for VS2017, but this same info applied to any install.

  • PhilipHadleyPhilipHadley USUniversity ✭✭

    I have confirmed that I have x64 JDK 1.8 installed and that VS is pointed to correct SDK location.

    @JohnMiller : MSBuild Tooling link on that page takes me to a github repo. How do I update tooling from there?

    @rmacias : The page you provided has a lot of broken image links, so I may be missing his point in the "Additional Configuration for Android" section. I do have the x64 JDK 1.8 installed. Was there something else?

  • JohnMillerJohnMiller USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai


    Paste in your Xamarin version info from Visual Studio -> Help -> About -> Copy Information. That will help me know how to better direct you to more helpful info.

  • PhilipHadleyPhilipHadley USUniversity ✭✭

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  • PhilipHadleyPhilipHadley USUniversity ✭✭

    @JohnMiller ,

    Any progress on this?

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