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Getting Started not working

I have a basic Xamarin (PCL) app with a Droid, iOS, and UWP project. My UWP is the default I'm testing with.   I've followed the instructions in the Getting Started for the SfNavigationDrawer section of the docs and I can't get it to work.  The sample app works fine but when I try to run my bare bones app I get this error:

Cannot deserialize XBF metadata type list as 'SfNavigationDrawer' was not found in namespace 'Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.NavigationDrawer'. [Line: 0 Position: 0]

Any ideas on how to resolve this?



7 Replies

PK Pavendhan Kumar Syncfusion Team September 21, 2016 01:19 PM UTC

Hi John,

Thank you for contacting Syncfusion support.

We were unable to reproduce the reported crash at out end . And we have created a sample to test this behaviour please download the same from the following link.

Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/163116/ze/NavigationDrawer_Sample-781529952 

And we would like to whether you are referring Syncfusion nuget packages for creating project or assemblies.

Pavendhan K.

AP Ashwini Paranthaman Syncfusion Team September 27, 2016 04:48 AM UTC

From: John Wiese 
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 12:33 PM
To: Syncfusion Support
Subject: RE: Syncfusion support community forum 126048, Getting Started not working, has been updated. 

// John Wiese / Principal Software Engineer / Universal Windows Platform 262-446-5207  

PK Pavendhan Kumar Syncfusion Team September 28, 2016 11:55 AM UTC

Hi John,

Query: NavigationDrawer not visible on UWP platform.

For running NavigationDrawer in Xamarin.Forms UWP platform you should include theme files along with the dlls required for NavigationDrawer. Please refer the attached folder(“Necessary_Files”) and ensure that you have added all the required files in your project. We have also created a sample for your reference. Please download the sample and Necessary_Files folder from the following link.

Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/forum/126048/ze/NavigationDrawerUWP-1854082418 

Pavendhan K.  

MD Matteo Defanti October 12, 2016 10:49 PM UTC

Hi everybody, I am experimenting the same white empty windows.

Can you please provide documentation about how to add Theme  ?


PK Pavendhan Kumar Syncfusion Team October 13, 2016 01:37 PM UTC


Query: I am experimenting white Windows screen.

If you were missed to add theme files along with your dll means you would get white screen on your Windows. In order to over come this problem you have to add necessary theme files along with the dlls. Please refer the below link which carries the details about files to be included in Xamarin.Forms UWP project.

Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/forum/126048/ze/NecessaryFiles-1988236941 

Please ensure that you have added all the files shown in the screen shots while creating your project,let us know if you have any concerns.

Pavendhan K.

JW John Wiese October 21, 2016 12:25 PM UTC

Where do you get the Theme files?  I don't recall any mention of them in the Getting Started and your "NecessaryFiles" zip only has screen shots but no files.  What are the steps to get these theme files into my project?

PK Pavendhan Kumar Syncfusion Team October 24, 2016 12:25 PM UTC

Hi John,

We have created a support incident “NavigationDrawer not rendering on UWP platform” under your account. Please follow the incident for more updates.


Pavendhan K. 

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