Should it be necessary to start Visual Studio as administrator?

olaeldolaeld Member

When I don't start Visual Studio as administrator, I get the following error:

Error Xamarin.Android for Visual Studio requires Android SDK. Please install it or set Android SDK path on Tools->Options->Xamarin->Android Settings menu.

In the options dialog, under Xamarin, the Android SDK Location is set to: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk", which is correct, but there is a red X beside it, and not the green check mark.

Should the Android SDK be located elsewhere? Or is there some other problem at work here?


  • AsurAsur USMember ✭✭✭

    Not sure why it's happening. Probably your c drive doesn't have access to other users accept admin. A temp solution though from visual studio properties you can set as start as admin by default. You can search online as how to do that .

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