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File Storage and Access with Xamarin.Android. A common requirement for Android apps is to manipulate files – saving pictures, downloading documents, or exporting data to share with other programs. Android (which is based on Linux) supports this by providing space for file storage.How does the Xamarin Android app determine the path to files?
The Xamarin.Android app determines the path to the file that will be manipulated, then uses standard.NET idioms for file access. Because the actual paths to internal and external storage may vary from device to device or from Android version to Android version, it is not recommended to hard code the path to the files.How do I download a plain text file in Xamarin?
Just use the DownloadManager to download your generated file like this: The "text/plain" is the mime type you pass so it will know which applications can run the downloadedfile. That did it for me. Show activity on this post. I used the following code to get this to work in my Xamarin Droid project with C#:What are the file system helpers in Xamarin Android?
There are two sets of APIs that a Xamarin.Android application may use for file access: The .NET APIs (provided by Mono and wrapped by Xamarin.Android) – These includes the file system helpers provided by Xamarin.Essentials. The .NET APIs provide the best cross-platform compatibility and as such the focus of this guide will be on these APIs.