Xamarin.Android.Service 1.0.0

.NET Standard 2.0
NuGet\Install-Package Xamarin.Android.Service -Version 1.0.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
dotnet add package Xamarin.Android.Service --version 1.0.0
<PackageReference Include="Xamarin.Android.Service" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Xamarin.Android.Service --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: Xamarin.Android.Service, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Xamarin.Android.Service as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Xamarin.Android.Service&version=1.0.0

// Install Xamarin.Android.Service as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Xamarin.Android.Service&version=1.0.0

Dyme Xamarin Forms Android Service

What is it?

  • A background/foreground/service/notification for Xamarin Android projects (its what you might consider a background service, but its called a foreground service, and includes a notification that the user can interact with and monitor).
  • A Nuget package for Xamarin Forms projects.


You must add the Foreground Service Permission to your Android app's manifest...

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE" />


There are several ways that you can implement the service.

Basic Implementation

This is if you just want a simple notification that lives beyond the lifetime of your application.

// Create and start a service...
_service = await ServiceManager.Start("My Service", "Hello world!");
// Stop the service...
_simpleService.StopService(removeNotification: true);

Full Implementation

If you want to perform tasks from within the service.

  1. Implement the ISimpleService interface.
public class MyService : ISimpleService
    public void OnExecuteAction(string actionName, IList<string> args)
        // Event handler for actions declared in the "SimpleServiceOptions"

    public void OnStart(SimpleServiceCore core)
        // Called when the service starts

    public void OnStop(IList<string> args)
        // Called when the service is stopped

    public void OnTapNotification()
        // Called when the user taps the notification
  1. Pass your service class in with the Start method
// Create and start a service...
_service = await ServiceManager.Start<MyService>("My Service", "Hello world!");
Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
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1.0.0 410 5/24/2021

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