Bug 13530 - Core Bluetooth UpdateValue args must not be null
Summary: Core Bluetooth UpdateValue args must not be null
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 6.9.3.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-26 16:53 UTC by Vincent Bellet
Modified: 2014-04-14 08:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Vincent Bellet 2013-07-26 16:53:55 UTC
**SUMUP :**

In the CBPeripheralManager class there is Assertion non consistent with Apple implementation.


public virtual bool UpdateValue (NSData value, CBMutableCharacteristic characteristic, CBCentral[] subscribedCentrals)

In the bindings, an assertion check if subscribedCentrals is not null.

According to objectiveC documentation and samples, it can be null and more importantly it will broadcast the new characteristic value to all connected centrals.I need that :/

Taken from iOS7 documentation :

A list of centrals (represented by CBCentral objects) that have subscribed to receive updates of the characteristic’s value. If nil, all subscribed centrals are updated. Centrals that have not subscribed to a characteristic’s value are ignored."

**FIX proposal :** 

remove the following assertion of the binding.

if (subscribedCentrals == null)
     throw new ArgumentNullException ("subscribedCentrals");
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2013-07-29 19:19:56 UTC

monotouch/master-3.0: 481ad7d2e19bd94a0c7f6660ac51cba2fb0d3bc5
monotouch/monotouch-6.4-series: 91c729bfa34b080d821ff1a9251e3eed5a23a684

The next release with this fix will be 6.4.2.
Comment 2 Vincent Bellet 2013-07-30 10:27:54 UTC
Comment 3 Sadik Ali 2014-04-14 08:03:52 UTC
I have checked this issue with master builds:

Mac OS X 10.9.2
Xamarin.iOS : 
Xamarin Studio: 4.2.4 (build 367)
Build Information
Release ID: 402040367
Git revision: e804253f96eb73e59d1c8f5e4393897b7b9004bc
Build date: 2014-04-10 10:48:00-04
Xamarin addins: 9924a0f4aaf47d7ac2f41183a5467a1c30018300

When I open the definition of "UpdateValue" method of CBPeripheralManager class in "assembly browser" I observed that the "UpdateValue" doesn't check the following condition:
if (subscribedCentrals == null)
     throw new ArgumentNullException ("subscribedCentrals");

Now,"CBCentral[] subscribedCentrals" can be null and it doesn't throw "ArgumentNullException" exception when argument is null.


This issue is working fine. Hence, I am closing this issue.