Bug 23698 - Needs system serial API from IOKit
Summary: Needs system serial API from IOKit
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Library (Xamarin.Mac.dll) ()
Version: 1.10.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-09 05:07 UTC by David Lilley
Modified: 2014-10-09 09:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description David Lilley 2014-10-09 05:07:27 UTC
Trying to uniquely Identify a Mac, it would be great if we could access the IOKit to get access the Mac Address and Serial Number.


Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2014-10-09 09:08:29 UTC
IOKit is a giant library that will take a long time to bind. I would not expect us to get around to binding it for a long time (think years).

However, you just need three functions for your use case. Here is a quick and dirty manual binding for you:


It works for my limited test case. Let me know if that solves your issue.
Comment 2 David Lilley 2014-10-09 09:41:15 UTC
Cheers Chris

Yes seems to work for me I will let you know if anything changes. Is it worth putting in Xamarin for everyone eg in the Enviroment Class ?

Comment 3 Chris Hamons 2014-10-09 09:47:01 UTC
I agree this is useful, but as a rule we don't extend the .NET BCL if possible. We try to add new platform specific APIs in new namespaces. We'll look at possibly getting a cleaned up version of this into Xamarin.Mac in the future.