Troubleshooting Xamarin Workbooks

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Workbooks Won't Load

Workbook app doesn't load in emulator

Make sure you are using the Google Android Emulator, Visual Studio Android Emulator, or Xamarin Android Player, and have an Android 4.4 (or newer) device set up in that emulator.

Other Android emulators are not supported at this time.

Workbook window spins forever, never loads (Windows)

First, check that your emulator has fully-working network access by testing any website in the emulator's web browser.

Visual Studio Android Emulator cannot connect to internet

If your emulator does not have network access, you may need to follow these steps to fix your Hyper-V network switch. If you switch between Wi-Fi networks frequently you may need to repeat this periodically:

  1. Make sure any critical network operations are complete, as this may temporarily disconnect Windows from the internet.
  2. Close emulators.
  3. Open Hyper-V Manager.
  4. Under Actions, open Virtual Switch Manager....
  5. Delete all virtual switches.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Launch VS Android Emulator. You will probably be prompted to recreate virtual network switch.
  8. Test that VS Android Emulator's browser can access the internet.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.