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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Error: Could not Install Package Microsoft.IdentityModel.Client.ActiveDirectory in Xamarin.Forms

Issue :
While trying adding Nuget package for Azure Active Directory ('Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory 3.13.8') , it is possible you will receive an error complaining that the package does not contain any assembly references which are compatible with the targets of your PCL project. The error will be something like below.
Could not install package 'Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory 3.13.8'. You are trying to install this package into a project that targets '.NETPortable,Version=v4.5,Profile=Profile259', but the package does not contain any assembly references or content files that are compatible with that framework. For more information, contact the package author.

ADAL does not support windows phone 8.1 version so we need to follow below steps for resolve above shown issue
  1. Remove Installed all Nuget package
  2. Removing the windows Phone 8.1 project from solution
  3. Remove target platform from the PCL project
Step 1: Remove Installed all Nuget package
Go To solution > Right Click > Manage Nuget Packages > Click on Installed tab > uninstall all installed package like (Including Xamarin.Form etc ) .
If you are not uninstall the package and trying to change the targeted platforms by removing the target Windows Phone 8.1 you would get an error.
Step 2: Remove the Windows 8.1 project from Solution
ADAL does not support Windows Phone 8.1 so you need remove windows 8.1 project from solution . Only removing the Windows Phone 8.1. project from your solution will not resolve this issue. You still need follow next steps as well
Step 3: Remove target platform from the PCL project
Right click on your PCL project > Click on “Properties” >  Go to the tab “Library” > You can see list of targeted platforms > Press the button “Change” > uncheck the target “Windows Phone 8.1” and  “ Windows Phone Silvelight 8” >  Press the “OK” button
Wait a few seconds and the dialog will be gone and the target is removed from the PCL project.
Now you can able to install ADAL nuget package from your solution