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Xamarin.Forms | Lottie Animations | Embedded Resource

wahidd profile image David Wahid ・1 min read

Lottie animation bindings for Xamarin.Forms has been out for quite a while now. Yet I see a lot of people out there who don't use a powerful feature to share animation files across platforms rather than manually *copy/paste*ing them into platform projects.

Sharing your resources has never been easier with Xamarin.Forms nowadays. Let's see how you can have a single point where you keep all your Lottie Animation files.

  • First, you need to install the nuget package to your shared project.
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  • Now, lets create a Resources folder under shared project and add the animation JSON file to that folder.
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Important! Build Action for the JSON file MUST be EmbeddedResource.

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  • Let's add the animationView to a page and point the animations Source to the very EmbeddedResource we added earlier.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""

        <lottie:AnimationView AnimationSource="EmbeddedResource"
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Notice, the AnimationSource property is set to EmbeddedResource.


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Alberto Iglesias

Just for you know, in iOS is working fine, is just on Android is not working

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David Wahid Author

Did you try on a real Android device?
If it didnt work on a real device, I will look into the code and try to fix it?
The thing is, android simulators arent powerful enough i guess to render lottie animations.

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Alberto Iglesias

Hello David, I do exactly the same thing but the animations is not showing, can you check in this code or provide your sample?