Share (Xamarin.Essentials API of the Week)

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Xamarin.Essentials provides developers with cross-platform APIs for their mobile applications. On this week's Essential API of the week we take a look at Share, which enables you to easily share links and text to other applications using share dialogs.

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    Adrian Nelson

    Hi, I've wondered if it were possible that Xamarin.Essentials could be made to work on desktop too (I like to create cross-platform apps that work on Windows, Max, Android and iOS) - obviously some of the APIs are not possible on Desktop but I would have thought that some like sharing could be achieved.

    Anyway, really great work as always.

    Best regards,
    Adrian

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    James​Montemagno
    Hey there Adrian. We have an open issue to add more platform support in the future: https://github.com/xamarin/Essentials/issues/662
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    Jassim Rahma

    but the issue is you cannot share with images :(

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    Kevin

    Hi JM! Loving the new Xam Essentials nuget. Quick one on Share...(on Android) sharing to Facebook doesn't seem to share any of the text. The only thing it appears to detect is the URI set in ShareTextRequest. Is this expected behaviour or a bug in the code (or a limitation of Facebook)?

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