Installation Problems Xamarin

Hello,
I am trying to install Xamarin with the Xamarin Installer, Visual Studio 2015 was already installed (professional edition), but the installer of Xamarin stops execution with the following error message:
Initial task interrupted by exception
Illegales Zeichen im Pfad.
Exception type: System.ArgumentException
Full stack trace:
bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.DetectComponents()
bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.<>c__DisplayClass19_0.b__0(Object e)
The complete log file is attached.

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  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    The error was when it was trying to install the android sdk. Did you have an internet connection when installing xamarin? Do you use a proxy server?

  • I have a direct internet connection during installation and no proxy

  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could there be a invalid character in the path for the android sdk? The default path for the android sdk is C:\Users[Your username]\AppData\Local\Xamarin\MonoForAndroid\AndroidSDK,

    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.812] [Info] Checking if Android SDK needs to be updated/installed
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.812] [Info] Using default samples:
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Info] Status: failed.
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] Failed to detect component 'Android SDK'
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] System.ArgumentException: Illegales Zeichen im Pfad.
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional)
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei Xamarin.Installer.AndroidSDK.AndroidSDKInstaller..ctor(IHelpers helpers, Boolean xamarinMode)
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.Installer.AndroidSoftwareItem.InitInstaller()
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.Installer.AndroidSoftwareItem.NeedsUpdate()
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.ComponentDetector(ISoftwareItem si)
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] Detection failed for task Android SDK.
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] System.ArgumentException: Illegales Zeichen im Pfad.
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.813] [Exception] bei Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.DetectComponents()
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.913] [Info] Status: failed.
    [2016-09-20 06:50:57.913] [Exception] Initial task interrupted by exception

  • my user name is thomarik.BITIFEYE2 and the full path is "C:\Users\thomarik.BITIFEYE2\AppData\Local\Android". Is the dot an invalid character?

  • the manual installation has worked. Thank you. I do not know why the Xamarin installer had problems, maybe someone can fix this, but after running each installer separately, Xamarin was working inside Visual Studio.

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