Start Xamarin application on Android Boot or Start up

Doing development  in Xamarin Studio, I think about how we can start Xamarin application on Android Boot or Start up, after doing a big research on that i find something interesting so i am posting this.

your Android Manifest should be like this

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<manifest xmlns:android=”” android:versionCode=”1″ android:versionName=”1.0″ package=”webopenapp.webopenapp”>
<uses-sdk />
<application android:label=”webopenapp”>

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion=”4″ />
<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION” />
<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION” />
<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED” />

Now add a Android class named it ReceiveBoot.cs  and add BroadcastReceiver

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using Android.App;
using Android.Content;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Runtime;
using Android.Views;
using Android.Widget;

namespace webopenapp
[IntentFilter(new[] { Android.Content.Intent.ActionBootCompleted },
Categories = new[] { Android.Content.Intent.CategoryDefault }
public class ReceiveBoot: BroadcastReceiver
public override void OnReceive(Context context, Intent intent)
//Toast.MakeText(context, “Received intent!”, ToastLength.Short).Show();

if ((intent.Action != null) &&
(intent.Action ==
{ // Start the service or activity
//context.ApplicationContext.StartService(new Intent(context, typeof(MainActivity)));

Android.Content.Intent start = new Android.Content.Intent(context, typeof(MainActivity));

// my activity name is MainActivity replace it with yours



Add this flag so that you are able to run you android application on start up of your android device.


Hope that’s what you looking for

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