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How can I set a timer to automatically take a picture using the Xamarin MediaPlugin

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This is basally what I want to do: The user taps a button, the camera comes on, a 5 second timer starts, they step back, center their face in the camera and the picture is taken automatically.

This is may camera code, this works but the user needs to push the camera button to take the picture. Thanks!

       
 var file = await CrossMedia.Current.TakePhotoAsync(new Plugin.Media.Abstractions.StoreCameraMediaOptions
        {
            DefaultCamera = Plugin.Media.Abstractions.CameraDevice.Front,
            PhotoSize = Plugin.Media.Abstractions.PhotoSize.Small
        });

        if (file == null) return;

        byte[] imageAsBytes = null;
        using (var memoryStream = new MemoryStream())
        {
            file.GetStream().CopyTo(memoryStream);
            file.Dispose();
            imageAsBytes = memoryStream.ToArray();
        }

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Seems this is not possible with the Media plugin. Was able to do it with AVFoundation.
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figured it out myself
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