Where can I set my Android SDK locations?

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last updated: 2017-02

Visual Studio

Tools -> Options -> Xamarin -> Android/iOS Settings

Xamarin Studio

  • Mac: Xamarin Studio -> Preferences -> Projects -> SDK Locations -> Android
  • Windows: Tools -> Options -> Projects -> SDK Locations

Default Android SDK paths


  • SDK: ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
  • JDK: /usr
  • NDK: ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-ndk/android-ndk-r8d


  • SDK: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Android\android-sdk
  • JDK: Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk[VERSION]
  • NDK: Documents\Android\ndk\android-ndk-r10d

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.