14 Dec 20181 minute to read

Explore the libraries package

You can find the Syncfusion libraries, samples and NuGet from the installed location in Windows.

  • “lib” folder - e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\Xamarin\\Xamarin\lib

    It contains all the required libraries for Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Forms projects.

  • “nuget” folder - e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\Xamarin\\Xamarin\nuget

    It contains the above libraries as NuGet packages. The same NuGet packages also can be configured from online

  • “sample” folder - e.g., C:\Users\Public\Documents\Syncfusion\Xamarin\\sample

    It contains the sample applications for our controls in Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Forms platforms in iOS, Android, and Forms folders, respectively.

The “Forms” directory includes,

  • Demo samples for each control such as Charts, DataGrid, etc. All the samples can be deployed in Android, iOS, and UWP platforms. Additionally, Charts, DataGrid, and ListView samples can be deployed in macOS platform also.

Add reference to the project

You can then add the assembly references to the respective projects such as PCL, XForms.Droid, XForms.iOS and XForms.UWP. You can find the dependencies for each control from this link.


After adding the reference, currently, an additional step is required for iOS and UWP projects. For example, if we are using SfKanban, we need to call the Init method of SfKanbanRenderer as shown in this KB article.


For UWP alone, one more additional step is required if the project is built in release mode with .NET Native tool chain enabled. For example, if we are using SfKanban, you can refer the KB article for more details.