Xamarin.Auth Custom Accounts

Xamarin.Auth Custom Account

Hey there today i will explain how do you create a custom account with Xamarin.Auth component who allows create accounts with Facebook, Twitter and OAuth logins, but sometimes we need some more for example extra information to add to account store.

Lets Start
First we need create a new Xamarin.Android Project

Then we continue to downloading Xamarin.Auth Component don't be afraid ITS FREE =)

We need to create two layouts:


Now we can code =D
The first class that we code its a class who contains a static method to return IDictionary with the properties of our custom account:

 public class AccountCore
  public static IDictionary<string, string> Dictionary(string FName, string LName, string Age, string Email)
   IDictionary<string, string> d = new Dictionary<string, string> ();
   d.Add ("FName",FName);
   d.Add ("LName", LName);
   d.Add ("Age",Age);
   d.Add ("Email",Email);
   return d;
We continue with the MainActivity.cs
firts we need to add an using

using Xamarin.Auth;

MainActivity's Code

 [Activity (Label = "XamarinA", MainLauncher = true)]
 public class MainActivity : Activity
  //Button to save data
  Button bSave;
  //Textfield to write data
  EditText eFirstName, eLastName, eAge, eEmail;
  protected override void OnCreate (Bundle bundle)
   base.OnCreate (bundle);

   // Set our view from the "main" layout resource
   SetContentView (Resource.Layout.Main);

   //button and textfields assignations
   bSave = FindViewById<Button> (Resource.Id.Btnsave);
   eFirstName = FindViewById<EditText> (Resource.Id.FNametxt);
   eLastName = FindViewById<EditText> (Resource.Id.LNametxt);
   eAge = FindViewById<EditText> (Resource.Id.Agetxt);
   eEmail = FindViewById<EditText> (Resource.Id.EMailtxt);

   //set button click event
   bSave.Click += bSave_HandleClick;

   //check if account already exists
   var accounts = AccountStore.Create (this).FindAccountsForService ("XASample");
   foreach (var a in accounts) {
    //if the account has stored we proceed to start next activity
    StartActivity (typeof(SecondActivity));

  //Button Click event
  void bSave_HandleClick (object sender, EventArgs e)

   string FName = eFirstName.Text;
   string LName = eLastName.Text;
   string Age = eAge.Text;
   string Email = eEmail.Text;
   //Create Account variable with a new Account(username, Dictionary of properties)
   Account ac = new Account(FName, AccountCore.Dictionary(FName,LName,Age,Email));
   //Save the account we create with(Account,ServiceId)
   //for service id you can use an unique id of your app
   AccountStore.Create (this).Save (ac, "XASample");
   StartActivity (typeof(SecondActivity));

Second Activity Code

 [Activity (Label = "SecondActivity")]   
 public class SecondActivity : Activity
  //Button to delete data
  Button bDelete;
  //Labels to view data
  TextView tFirstName, tLastName, tAge, tEmail;

  protected override void OnCreate (Bundle bundle)
   base.OnCreate (bundle);

   SetContentView (Resource.Layout.Second);
   //button and labels assignations
   bDelete = FindViewById<Button> (Resource.Id.Btndelete);
   tFirstName = FindViewById<TextView> (Resource.Id.FNamelbl);
   tLastName = FindViewById<TextView> (Resource.Id.LNamelbl);
   tAge = FindViewById<TextView> (Resource.Id.Agelbl);
   tEmail = FindViewById<TextView> (Resource.Id.EMaillbl);
   bDelete.Click += bDelete_HandleClick;

   //check if account already exists
   var accounts = AccountStore.Create (this).FindAccountsForService ("XASample");
   foreach (var a in accounts) {
    //here you can use the account properties to set label's text
    tFirstName.Text = a.Properties["FName"];
    tLastName.Text = a.Properties["LName"];
    tAge.Text = a.Properties["Age"];
    tEmail.Text = a.Properties["Email"];

  //button click event
  void bDelete_HandleClick (object sender, EventArgs e)
   //first search for accounts with the id and then we continue to delete it
   var accounts = AccountStore.Create (this).FindAccountsForService ("XASample");
   foreach (var a in accounts) {
    //delete each of accounts found
    AccountStore.Create (this).Delete (a, "XASample");
   //returns to the firts activity
   StartActivity (typeof(MainActivity));

Finally, now you have a custom Xamarin.Auth account let, see the results

If you have a question feel free to ask me.

You can found a complete example in my github:


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