Bug 8 - UIAlertView: we should keep an implicit reference until disposed
Summary: UIAlertView: we should keep an implicit reference until disposed
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 1.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Miguel de Icaza [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-16 22:42 UTC by Miguel de Icaza [MSFT]
Modified: 2011-08-05 11:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2011-07-16 22:42:41 UTC
We should keep an implicit reference to UIAlertViews until they are dismissed, without requring the user to keep a reference themselves.   This is a major source of bugs for our users.

To fix this, what we need to do is:

* Flag the Show method as internal
* Flag the Delegate [Wrap] method as internal.
* Expose a new Delegate method that will always inject a proxy in between.
* The proxy delegates every method call to the original class.

The only difference is that when the public Show is created, we keep track of the instance in a static table.    And when Dismissed is invoked on the proxy, we remove it.
Comment 1 Chris Toshok 2011-08-05 02:24:21 UTC
Hm, do you have an example of the code we *want* to work but isn't working?

I put this inside the default monodevelop template:

	public override bool FinishedLaunching (UIApplication app, NSDictionary options)
		window.MakeKeyAndVisible ();
		UIAlertView alert = new UIAlertView ("Alert!", "something bad happened!", null, "cancel", "uh huh");			
		alert.Show ();
		return true;

and it seems to work.. just because the GC hasn't run?
Comment 2 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2011-08-05 11:50:34 UTC
My bad, this is now taken care of from the last MonoTouch Novell release.   It is no longer an issue.  Just my bad memory.

Geoff introduced a system to keep around references until a delegate method was invoked, the KeepRefUntil parameter in BaseType