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It would be good to have file templates for creating a new Android Service and/or a new Android IntentService in MonoDevelop and Visual Studio, pre-decorated with the ServiceAttribute and with a stub implementation of the various lifecycle methods.
We need a sample to convert to templates, bouncing over for now.
Either of the ServiceSamples could be used as a reference for this, and there are plenty of other examples in monodroid-samples.
Fixed in version 18.104.22.168 (master)
Author: Greg Munn
Commit: 7834fc4bb385e322ff9aa8e3ce5d6ceda7a2160a (xamarin/md-addins)
Included in Commit: afbda43f0cf1aff2039fa124b4ac5c27cafcc4cc (mono/monodevelop)
As per comment (4) and (5), I am closing this issue as I can see android template 'Broadcast Receiver' template in Add > New File Dialog
XS Version 6.2 (build 211)
I am updating the target milestone to Cycle 9 for bookkeeping accuracy. The enhancement was added to the master branch as per Comment 3. Cycle 9 will be the next release based on that branch.
I also confirmed that this enhancement has not been cherry-picked to the Cycle 8 branch.