Xamarin Android Bindings library and missing AAR


Hey – this is another one, short post about Xamarin Android Bindings Library 🙂

Sometimes you need to bind library but you can’t find .aar/.jar – in this post I will show you how to get library and required dependencies really fast.

Step one – Android Studio

Install Android Studio (you have probably done that before, haven’t you?) and create new empty Android project.

Step two – add dependency you want to bind

I am almost sure that library you want to bind is available on gradle (NuGet in Java world). Most of libraries have its gradle-name written in documentation/github.

In my case it is:


Edit build.gradle file as follows:

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Step three – build and copy your library 🙂

When you add required dependency to gradle just build project. During build process gradle task will download all required dependencies.

Now you are done – just check  ~/.gradle/caches/modules-2/files-2.1 folder on your Mac OSX.

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