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Get device coordinates in Xamarin forms

Question asked by on Oct 31, 2017
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I am using the runtime in Xamarin forms and wanted to know if there is any way to easily get the current device location with out actually creating a map view?   I am familiar with using the LocationDisplay class (arcgis-runtime-samples-dotnet/src/Forms/Shared/Samples/Location/DisplayDeviceLocation at master · Esri/arcgis-runtime-sa… ) to show the users location on the map but I would like to just get the coordinates without displaying the map. 


When the user presses a button on my form I would like to get the x/y for the users current location and save it to my database. I do not need to actually display a map at the time the user is clicking the button. I know its possible to use a xamarin plugin such as this:NuGet Gallery | Xam.Plugin.Geolocator 4.1.2   but I would really like to avoid adding another nuget package to my project since the the ArcGIS runtime is obviously capable of getting the device coordinates to display on the map.