Xamarin.Forms using shared project, and referencing a PCL. (Failed to resolve assembly)

I am using Xamarin.Forms and have selected the "Shared Project".
In the solution I have added a new project, which is a PCL. I reference that PCL in Android/iOS/UWP projects.

I am trying to access an embedded resource (image) in the PCL, and referencing it via xaml using the "ImageResourceExtension".

It works when deploying to a real Android device, but when running it via "Xamarin Live Player", I get the exception:

The following errors were encountered when building and running your app:

• Failed to resolve assembly: 'Resources, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'

I am using Android Xamarin Live Player 1.0.352.

Is such an issue addressed in the "Alpha Release: 1.0.402" (which I just subscribed to), or is this a new issue?

Perhaps it is wrong to use a PCL for the resources?


BTW: I think the "Xamarin Live Player" is going to be awesome.


  • When I use Xamarin.Forms and PCL (Not shared project), and embedding the image in the PCL, and accessing it via "ImageResourceExtension" in xaml, I get the error:

    "Object of type 'NInterpret.InterpretedObject' doesn't match target type 'Xamarin.Forms.Xaml.IMarkupExtension' (TargetException)"

    The exact same code works on a real android device.

  • BillyMartinBillyMartin USMember ✭✭✭

    I get the same error when I use a shared project with a plugin like internet or gps. Can't get PCL to work at all. Visualization errors.

  • JamesMontemagnoJamesMontemagno USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, Developer Group Leader Xamurai

    What version of the app are you running? Those issues are addressed in 1.0.402+

  • NguynVanMNguynVanM USMember

    I get same error on iOS, appstore version is 1.0.253 but on Play Store is 1.0.507

  • JamesMontemagnoJamesMontemagno USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, Developer Group Leader Xamurai

    I just pushed out a new version (1.2.80) to google play which now supports .NET Standard project types.

    For iOS the Test Flight Fast Ring version supports it as well.

  • XamITXamIT USMember ✭✭

    Hi @JamesMontemagno and friends,

    I am facing similar error while using Live Player from VS 15.6.1 | iOS Simulator iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11.2

    Object of type 'NInterpret.InterpretedObject' doesn't match type target type 'Xamarin.Forms.Xaml.IMarkupEx.....

    Any thoughts?

  • XamITXamIT USMember ✭✭

    I am facing this error when Live Player tries to render an image loaded from a markup extension resource. The image is in the same folder as that of the markup extension folder

  • Getting the same error while loading the embedded image using Live Player.

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