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Find Which program is app


I want to know which app is running in Xamarin.Forms. If the app I want was open, run a Method

Please help


  • LeonLuLeonLu Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai
    edited October 23

    You can create an dependenceService to acheve it.

    In android, you can use UsageStatsManager the one second's running application.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using Android.App;
    using Android.App.Usage;
    using Android.Content;
    using Android.OS;
    using Android.Runtime;
    using Android.Views;
    using Android.Widget;
    using App9.Droid;
    using Xamarin.Forms;
    [assembly: Dependency(typeof(GetRunningApplicationService))]
    namespace App9.Droid
        class GetRunningApplicationService : IGetRunningApplication
            Context context = Android.App.Application.Context;
            public void OpenFunctionIntent()
                Intent intent = new Intent(Android.Provider.Settings.ActionUsageAccessSettings);
            public   List<string> getRunningApplication()
                List<string> vs = new List<string>();
                UsageStatsManager mUsageStatsManager = (UsageStatsManager)context.ApplicationContext.GetSystemService("usagestats");
                long time = TimeUtils.CurrentTimeMillis();
                List<UsageStats> stats = mUsageStatsManager.QueryUsageStats(UsageStatsInterval.Daily, time - 1, time).ToList<UsageStats>();
                foreach (var item in stats)
                return vs;
        public class TimeUtils
            private static readonly DateTime Jan1st1970 = new DateTime
            (1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, DateTimeKind.Utc);
            public static long CurrentTimeMillis()
                return (long)(DateTime.UtcNow - Jan1st1970).TotalMilliseconds;

    Note: you need add the <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS" /> permission. and execute OpenFunctionIntent method firstly.

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