Bug 10616 - GetGroups() method on ABAddressBook always return empty
Summary: GetGroups() method on ABAddressBook always return empty
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 6.0.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: 7.0.6
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-24 00:06 UTC by Jeffrey Lewis
Modified: 2013-12-13 11:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Jeffrey Lewis 2013-02-24 00:06:22 UTC
GetGroups() method on ABAddressBook always return an empty array when tested on a device (iPhone 4S iOS6.1) with multiple groups in address book (iPhone Contacts group and Facebook group).

Sample code:

ABAddressBook iPhoneAddressBook = ABAddressBook.Create(out err);

if(err != null)

ABGroup[] groups = iPhoneAddressBook.GetGroups();
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2013-02-26 17:14:23 UTC
Can you try the ABUIGroup [1] sample from Apple to see what you get there?

I always get an empty list of groups (even if I add a new group with this sample and then restart the app) - so this doesn't look like it's a problem with Xamarin.iOS.

Comment 2 PJ 2013-11-19 17:05:39 UTC
This bug has been in the NEEDINFO state with no changes for the last 90 days. Can we put this back into the NEW or CONFIRMED state, or are we still awaiting response?

If there is no change in the status of this bug over the next two weeks, this bug will be marked as NORESPONSE.
Comment 3 Jeffrey Lewis 2013-11-19 18:17:54 UTC
Solved using addressBook.GetAllSources()
Comment 4 PJ 2013-12-11 18:45:42 UTC
This fix is planned to be released with Xamarin.iOS 7.0.6, which should hit the beta channel before December 23rd.
Comment 5 Mohit Kheterpal 2013-12-13 11:03:18 UTC
As per comment 3, this issue is resolved.

Hence closing this issue.