Xamarin.Essentials 1.4 release notes

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What's New in this Release

AppTheme theme = AppInfo.RequestedTheme;

public enum AppTheme
public enum PermissionStatus

PermissionStatus status = await Permissions.CheckStatusAsync<Permissions.LocationWhenInUse>();
if(status != PermissionStatus.Granted)
    status = await Permissions.RequestAsync<Permissions.LocationWhenInUse>();

Available permissions:

  • Battery

  • CalendarRead

  • CalendarWrite

  • Camera

  • ContactsRead

  • ContactsWrite

  • Flashlight

  • LaunchApp

  • LocationWhenInUse

  • LocationAlways

  • Maps

  • Media

  • Microphone

  • NetworkState

  • Phone

  • Reminders

  • Sms

  • Speech

  • StorageRead

  • StorageWrite

  • Vibrate

  • GH-957 Get complementary color extension (via @mrlacey)

var complement = color.GetComplementary();
  • GH-978 New weight converters kilograms, stones, pounds. (via @munkii)
  • GH-935 New meters to feet converters (via qmark)
var pounds = UnitConverters.KilogramsToPounds(79.2);
var kilograms = UnitConverters.PoundsToKilograms(174.6061);
var pounds = UnitConverters.StonesToPounds(5);
var stones = UnitConverters.PoundsToStones(70);
var feet = UnitConverters.MetersToInternationalFeet(3048);
var meters = UnitConverters.InternationalFeetToMeters(10000);
  • GH-969 Cliboard changed event (via @Mrnikbobjeff)
  • GH-1002 Add share source position for iOS when using share API
  • GH-997 Add Platform Extensions for Activity & UIViewController

Release History

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0
  • Friday, January 10, 2020 - Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0-pre2 (1.4.0 Pre Release 2)
  • Monday, January 6, 2020 - Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0-pre (1.4.0 Pre Release 1)

Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0 (1.4.0)

Issues Fixed

  • GH-946 URL encode phone number on android
  • GH-1036 Cache Idiom on UWP so crash on background doesn't occur
  • GH-1028 Ensure Android returns phone on devices with TV flag
  • GH-1021 Fix crash on UWP when checking mainthread on startup
  • GH-988 Align iOS Orientation sensor with fixed refernce frame
  • GH-969 Fix conversion error on AtmosphersToPascals & PascalsToAtmospheres
  • GH-926 Fix wrong network state on some older android devices
  • GH-925 Properly cleanup of some javacasts in code
  • GH-1019 Cleanup boxing code in IEquatable
  • GH-1034 On iOS ensure that app has network access via settings when checking
  • GH-1088 More exception handling in Connectivity for UWP
  • GH-1087 More exception handling in DeviceInfo for UWP
  • GH-1071 Fix for mock provider on older Android devices.

Breaking Changes

  • None


Xamarin Blogs

Thank you

Thank you to our community for helping to make Xamarin.Essentials even better!

This release, we received amazing contributions from these individuals. Give them a big round of applause!

Author Description PR
Janus Weil (@janusw) Fix iOS OrientationSensor #988
Patrick Long (@munkii) Add Weight Converstions #983
Bob Whitten (@bobwhitten) Start Pop Over iOS Implementation #980
Matt Lacey (@mrlacey) Add get complement for color #970
Pedro Jesus (@pictos) Add Atmospheres & Pascals Conversions #969
Vũ Đức Tuyến (@tuyen-vuduc) Start of opening activity/viewcontroller #954
Manish Kungwani (@manishkungwani) Fix phone number encoding on Android #946
qmark (@qmark) Add more unit converters #935
Niklas Schilli (@Mrnikbobjeff) Add Clipboard Changed events #720

Feedback welcome

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Open Source

Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0 is based on the open-source Xamarin.Essentials repository: