EMDK Setup

EMDK for Xamarin 3.0

Starting with version 3.0, EMDK for Xamarin development tools are installed from NuGet packages and updated using the NuGet package management system. The EMDK-X NuGet package adds to Microsoft Visual Studio the API libraries required for building Android applications with Xamarin. The package must be added to any Android project before the APIs are available for use.

Zebra recommends using EMDK-X with Visual Studio 2017.

These instructions apply to:

  • Visual Studio 2017 for Mac OS
  • Visual Studio 2017 for Windows

Prerequisites

The following software is required to use EMDK for Xamarin:

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) v7u45 or newer
  • Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio 2015 (up to v15.5)

Mac OS:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or newer
  • Java for OS X 2014-10x or newer
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) v7u75 or newer
  • Visual Studio 2017 for Mac OS NEW (Xamarin Studio is no longer supported)

Attention Visual Studio 2015 users: EMDK for Xamarin supports Visual Studio 2015 only up to version 15.5. Upgrading to any newer version results in failure. Zebra recommends using Visual Studio 2017.


Install EMDK Plug-in

Windows

The following instructions apply to Visual Studio 2017. A supported version of Visual Studio must be installed to complete the steps below. If necessary, install Visual Studio 2017 before proceeding.

To install the NuGet package in Visual Studio 2017 for Windows:

  1. From within a project, right-click the project name and select "Manage NuGet Packages..." from the menu: image Click to enlarge.

  2. Click "Browse" (if necessary) and enter "EMDK" in the search box. The Symbol.XamarinEMDK package appears: image Click to enlarge.

  3. Select the package to show its info and Install button.
    Then click "Install": image Click to enlarge.

  4. Click the "I Accept" button to accept the license, if necessary. image Click to enlarge.

  5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for each project that uses EMDK for Xamarin APIs.

The project is ready to use EMDK for Xamarin APIs.


Mac OS

The following instructions apply to Visual Studio 2017, which must be installed to complete the steps below. If necessary, install Visual Studio 2017 before proceeding.

To install the NuGet package in Visual Studio 2017 for Mac:

  1. In the project, select Project -> "Add NuGet Packages..." image Click to enlarge.

  2. Enter "EMDK" in the search box. The Symbol.XamarinEMDK package appears: image Click to enlarge.

  3. Select the package and click the "Add Package" button. image Click to enlarge.

  4. Click "Accept" to accept the license when prompted: image Click to enlarge.

The project is ready to use EMDK for Xamarin APIs.


Remove EMDK Plug-in

Windows

To remove the EMDK for Xamarin NuGet package from a Windows project:

From within a project, right-click the Symbol.XamarinEMDK package and select "Remove" as below: img


Mac OS

To remove the EMDK for Xamarin NuGet package from a Mac OS project:

From within a project, right-click the Symbol.XamarinEMDK package and select "Remove" as below: image Click to enlarge.