Bug 14290 - Invalid IL code in InvalidProgram.AppDelegate w/ Async & Lambdas
Summary: Invalid IL code in InvalidProgram.AppDelegate w/ Async & Lambdas
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-28 12:06 UTC by Kirk Woll
Modified: 2013-09-13 12:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Kirk Woll 2013-08-28 12:06:12 UTC
The following (Monotouch) code will result in an InvalidProgramException when run:

    [Register ("AppDelegate")]
    public partial class AppDelegate : UIApplicationDelegate
        UIWindow window;
        public override bool FinishedLaunching(UIApplication app, NSDictionary options)
            return true;
        private class Model
            public Player SelectedPlayer { get; set; }
        private class Player {}
        private Model model = new Model();
        private async void LoadPlayers()  // <-- Remove the async and the bug goes away
            Action<Player> selectPlayer = player => {};
            Func<Action<Player>, Action<Player>> selector = functor => player => 
                functor(player);            // Uncomment this and the bug goes away
                Console.WriteLine(model);   // OR uncomment this and the bug goes away

Produces the exception:

Invalid IL code in InvalidProgram.AppDelegate:<LoadPlayers>m__1 (System.Action`1<InvalidProgram.AppDelegate/Player>): IL_0008: stfld     0x04000009

The SSCCE is as short as I could make it.  Please note the three comments in the code that indicate subtle tweaks that suppress the exception.  Needless to say that in my real program, I need all of these facilities (removing async is not an option, for example).
Comment 1 Kirk Woll 2013-08-28 12:09:18 UTC
Actually, you can remove the "SelectedPlayer" property from the model.  Also, my comments should have said "comment this out and the bug goes away", not "uncomment".
Comment 2 Jason Ausborn 2013-09-12 18:31:00 UTC
While this may not be related to the Invalid IL code exception, you may want to consider using an async Task method. 

I believe that async void methods are mainly meant for making asynchronous event handlers possible. 

More information for the async methods: void, Task, and Task<T> can be found at the link below. 


Comment 3 Kirk Woll 2013-09-12 18:45:12 UTC
Thanks Jason, indeed I've since worked around my problem.  However, I hope this will eventually be fixed? :)
Comment 4 Marek Safar 2013-09-13 11:50:11 UTC
Already fixed in master
Comment 5 Kirk Woll 2013-09-13 12:35:43 UTC
Nice work! :)