macOS Xamarin

Xamarin Forms MediaElement now available for macOS

As the Pull Request to Xamarin Forms continues in its holding pattern I thought about what else I can do with it. I had neglected the original codebase for a while but I’ve spent some more time with it recently providing some much needed updates. The latest which was added to NuGet today adds a whole new platform – macOS.

The functionality is almost exactly the same as that available on iOS with the exception of the KeepScreenOn property as I haven’t found the equivalent macOS APIs to implement this. The sample app code has been updated to include a macOS version demonstrating the basic functionality including toggling different Aspect settings.

Other recent updates include moving the dependencies to a more recent Xamarin Forms version and implementing fast renderers for iOS and Android.

I’ve begun back-porting the WPF renderer too and hope to add this soon. This will increase the platform coverage to Android, iOS, UWP, macOS and WPF. I haven’t really worked with Xamarin Forms on Tizen but this is another possibility for the future.

By Peter Freeman Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP