Android SDK in Visual studio 2012

Rama Sagar
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This Article Explains you to how to install Xamarins Mono for Android in Visual studio 2012 to develop Android Applications using c# and Dot net Framework…


Steps To Install Mono for Android Sdk from Xamarin:

 Now let’s know How to Install Mono for Android SDK to your Visual studio 2012
1. Before you install Mono for Android SDK you need to install Java JDK and Android SDK
2. If Java JDK is not present you can find it from the following link  
3. After installation of Java JDK you have to install Android SDK Tools where you can find from the                  following link
4. Now double click  installer_r20-windows file u can watch installation wizard as below

5. Click on Next it will check for Java JDK if present it will show you the Version of java which has been installed

6. Click on  Finish to complete the installation

7.Now it will show the Android Versions which are to be installed

8.Let us download and  Install Mono For Android SDK as we meet all the Requirements

  The Download can be found from the Link given below

9.Double click the set up file accept the license and make sure that the Visual Studio Addin is present 

10  click on next and install

      11. After Successfull Installation,open Visual Studio 2012 click on File>New Project>Mono for Android You can watch Different types of old and new project creations acording to the Android versions as shown below

Configuring Visual Studio:

To configure the Visual Studio tools, navigate to Tools -> Options -> Mono for Android:

Once we have located and opened the Android SDK Manager, we can launch the AVD Manager by navigating to the top menu bar and then selecting Tools > Manage AVDs

Creating a new Virtual Device:

Once the AVD Manager is open, we can create a new virtual device by clicking New

This will Open a  Create new Android Virtual Device dialog and allow us to configure our device by using this dialog:
Once we’re finished configuring the device, we can select Create AVD. We can then see that the device was created successfully with the hardware configuration options we specified by checking the dialog shown below:
That's the End Now we’re all set up to use Mono for Android to create Android applications in Visual Studio 2012!

Points OF Interest 
Creating Android Apps using C# Code


In this article, we examined how to setup and install Mono for Android platform on in Visual Studio 2012. 

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Rama Sagar
Full Name: RamaSagar Pulidindi
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A Software Profesional working in Microsoft .NET technologies since year 2008, and I work for Dake ACE. I am passionate about .NET technology and love to contribute to the .NET community at Dot Net Funda

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Comments or Responses

Posted by: Sudhakar on: 12/5/2014 | Points: 25
All 11 steps completed successfully during installation phase, but during visual studio configuration there is a problem states that --
Cannot find adb.exe in specified SDK path:
C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe

plz rply with your valuable suggestion as soon as possible...thank u in anticipation.
Posted by: Janjirem on: 4/18/2015 | Points: 25
I have downloaded all files. But the mono for android 4.4.54 setup gives the following error.
The cabinet file '' required for the isntallation is currupt.

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