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I cannot locate or load a compatible symbol (pdb) file for Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.dll.

I'm debugging a standard "Blank" template Xamarin App from Visual Studio, which by default includes the following dependencies:

I'm trying to step into the call to LoadApplication from OnCreate.

However I cannot locate the Xamarin.Forms.Platform.pdb or Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.pdb files in the directory C:\Microsoft\Xamarin\NuGet\xamarin.forms\4.4.0.991265\lib\netstandard2.0 that the other above assemblies' pdb files are located in and can be manually loaded from (Xamarin.Forms.Core.pdb, Xamarin.Forms.Xaml.pdb):

I did locate Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.pdb (though curiously not Xamarin.Forms.Platform.pdb) in some other locations (C:\Users\_\source\repos\XFwMvx\XFwMvx\XFwMvx.Android\obj\Debug\90\android\assets and C:\Microsoft\Xamarin\NuGet\xamarin.forms\4.4.0.991265\lib\MonoAndroid90) but was given an error when trying to manually load them from the Modules window:

  • Please try to clean and rebuild the project, sometimes this works as a charm. – Leon Lu - MSFT Mar 27 at 2:23
  • @LeonLu-MSFT Would a build of the project touch C:\Microsoft\Xamarin\NuGet\xamarin.forms\4.4.0.991265\lib\netstandard2.0 ? – samis 2 days ago

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