Xamarin.Essentials 1.8.1

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dotnet add package Xamarin.Essentials --version 1.8.1
NuGet\Install-Package Xamarin.Essentials -Version 1.8.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Xamarin.Essentials" Version="1.8.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Xamarin.Essentials --version 1.8.1
#r "nuget: Xamarin.Essentials, 1.8.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Xamarin.Essentials as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Xamarin.Essentials&version=1.8.1

// Install Xamarin.Essentials as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Xamarin.Essentials&version=1.8.1

Xamarin.Essentials: a kit of essential API's for your apps

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp1.0 was computed.  netcoreapp1.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard1.0 is compatible.  netstandard1.1 was computed.  netstandard1.2 was computed.  netstandard1.3 was computed.  netstandard1.4 was computed.  netstandard1.5 was computed.  netstandard1.6 was computed.  netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net45 was computed.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed.  monoandroid13.0 is compatible. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen30 was computed.  tizen40 is compatible.  tizen60 was computed. 
Universal Windows Platform uap was computed.  uap10.0 was computed.  uap10.0.16299 is compatible. 
Windows Phone wp8 was computed.  wp81 was computed.  wpa81 was computed. 
Windows Store netcore was computed.  netcore45 was computed.  netcore451 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed.  xamarinios10 is compatible. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed.  xamarinmac20 is compatible. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed.  xamarintvos10 is compatible. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed.  xamarinwatchos10 is compatible. 
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ZXing.Net.Mobile is a C#/.NET library based on the open source Barcode Library: ZXing (Zebra Crossing), using the ZXing.Net Port. It works with Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Tizen and Windows Universal (UWP). The goal of ZXing.Net.Mobile is to make scanning barcodes as effortless and painless as possible in your own applications. See https://github.com/Redth/ZXing.Net.Mobile/releases for release notes.

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Version Downloads Last updated
1.8.1 203,163 12/15/2023
1.8.0 471,033 8/11/2023
1.8.0-preview2 5,635 7/3/2023
1.8.0-preview1 26,629 5/10/2023
1.7.7 340,201 7/3/2023
1.7.6 52,971 6/15/2023
1.7.5 824,780 2/14/2023
1.7.4 540,109 12/12/2022
1.7.3 1,919,855 5/6/2022
1.7.2 338,264 4/7/2022
1.7.1 1,156,391 1/25/2022
1.7.0 3,113,603 7/13/2021
1.6.1 3,467,600 1/25/2021
1.6.1-preview2 3,334 1/21/2021
1.6.1-preview1 11,449 12/27/2020
1.6.0 875,843 12/21/2020
1.6.0-rc1 45,964 12/12/2020
1.6.0-pre5 19,797 12/6/2020
1.6.0-pre4 39,807 11/14/2020
1.6.0-pre3 56,636 11/6/2020
1.6.0-pre2 52,879 9/25/2020
1.6.0-pre1 13,698 9/15/2020
1.6.0-ci.2 439 9/15/2020 6,651,817 5/12/2020 332,034 4/23/2020
1.5.3 110,846 4/20/2020
1.5.2 1,870,003 3/28/2020
1.5.1 555,137 3/6/2020
1.5.0 163,097 2/26/2020
1.5.0-pre1 5,192 2/20/2020
1.4.0 127,695 2/20/2020
1.4.0-pre2 17,967 1/10/2020
1.4.0-pre 3,100 1/7/2020
1.3.1 1,525,270 9/19/2019
1.3.0 444,678 8/23/2019
1.3.0-pre 14,674 7/8/2019
1.2.0 611,727 7/8/2019
1.2.0-pre 4,915 6/20/2019
1.1.0 9,791,972 3/15/2019
1.0.1 471,925 1/15/2019
1.0.0 376,485 12/1/2018
0.11.0-preview 185,378 10/12/2018
0.10.0-preview 142,339 8/17/2018
0.9.1-preview 36,324 7/30/2018
0.8.0-preview 60,807 6/28/2018 13,352 6/14/2018
0.6.0-preview 47,648 5/5/2018