Package size is huge of xamarin hello project.

PremShahPremShah USMember ✭✭

I am using Visual studio 2017 Community Edition and xamarin form. i have created a xamarin hello world template and archive apk file but it is 15.6 MB . I have change linking value to Sdk Assemblies Only as per ( but it seem it does not work. i have also attached a screencast.


  • JohnMillerJohnMiller USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai
    edited April 2017


    I just tested a File -> New Project -> Android -> Single View App for a Release configuration with Link SDK Assemblies and it's 8MB. When I disable the linker the APK is 41MB. It seems this is working OK for me. Also, make sure you are using Release mode as Debug packages will be larger.

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