Bug 14456 - TypeDescriptor.Getconverter stops working when linker behavior is set to "Link all assemblies"
Summary: TypeDescriptor.Getconverter stops working when linker behavior is set to "Lin...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 6.2.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Sebastien Pouliot
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-05 09:10 UTC by bilal.durrani
Modified: 2013-09-06 10:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description bilal.durrani 2013-09-05 09:10:36 UTC
I'm using TypeConverters and I noticed when I set the linker to Link all assemblies, TypeDescriptor.GetConverter fails to return the typeconverter I specified with an attribute.

Here is the code i tried

public enum TestEnum

public class TestEnumTypeConverter:TypeConverter
    public override object ConvertTo (ITypeDescriptorContext context, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture, object value, Type destinationType)
        return "hello";
Then in your ViewDidLoad, call the following

var tc = TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(typeof(TestEnum));

With the default linker option, I get the correct TypeConverter. With the Link all option, I always get System.ComponentModel.EnumConverter

Adding [Preserve] to the TestEnumTypeConverter didn't help either
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2013-09-06 10:28:41 UTC
The attribute is being removed. Fixed in master 5c4f362d3824943f7ba8c720ecce90a073d107bd

Adding `[Preserve (AllMembers = true)]` (on TestEnumTypeConverter) will make this work in future releases.

QA: unit test added in the same revision