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Xamarin Forms Binding Cotext for Activity type of Class

Hello Folks,
For all the code I can find online, it seems that the BindingContext command can only be used when the type of class is ContentPage. Is it possible for me to use BindingContext for Activity type of class?
Visual Studio generates Activity classes automatically when creating Xamarin Forms for android solutions, by the way.

Any help is welcome here.


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@WenyanZhang-MSFT Thanks for your note.
Below is part of my code, which got auto generated when I created a new Prodject in Visual Studio 2019.
It is in this class that I am unable to use the BindingContext functionality.

I think what you are saying is that I will not be able to use BindinContext in this class at all.
Can you then guide me what I should do? My App has 2 screens and I want to pass data from one to the other. MainActivity.cs (shown below) is the first page, by the way.

 using System;
 using Android.App;
 using Android.OS;
 using Android.Runtime;
 using Android.Views;
 using AndroidX.AppCompat.App;
 using Android.Widget;
 using Azure;
 using Azure.AI.TextAnalytics;
 using System.Threading.Tasks;
 using System.Collections.Generic;

 namespace hikmatNotes
     [Activity(Label = "@string/app_name", Theme = "@style/AppTheme.NoActionBar", MainLauncher = true)]
     public class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity
         EditText inputNotes;
         Android.Widget.Button btnProcess;

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Try to pass value in MainActivity

 var serviceIntent = new Intent(this, typeof(MyActivity));
             serviceIntent.PutExtra("Name", "111");

and get the valve in MyActivity

 protected override void OnCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
             string name = Intent.GetStringExtra("Name");

I have converted the comment to an answer, you could check it. I'm not very clear about what value you want to pass to the second interface, you could provide more code snippets about your first, second Activity and describe more details about what you want to pass.
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WenyanZhang-MSFT answered WenyanZhang-MSFT edited

Hi @KamranAli-0346 ,
You mean you want to use binding under Android platform, I have to say, the answer is No.

Data binding is the technique of linking properties of two objects so that changes in one property are automatically reflected in the other property. Data binding is an integral part of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) application architecture.
And the BindingContext property indicates the binding source. It's for Xamarin.Forms, refer to

Best Regards,
Wenyan Zhang

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