Do I know if I need Multi-Dex enabled? (ClassNotFoundException)

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn’t find class

This is a known issue in the creation of the Java file in the following release:

December 4th, 2017 – Xamarin.Android

  • This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 release.


We have had multiple reports regarding applications running into a “Java.Lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn’t find class on path: DexPathList” exception.

Bug: xamarin.android_8.1/#Known_Issues

GitHub PR fix:


You can clean/rebuild as a workaround on Windows in order to recreate the Java file

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