Bug 14503 - Cannot invoke interface methods
Summary: Cannot invoke interface methods
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: Debugger ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zoltan Varga
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-06 16:32 UTC by Alan McGovern
Modified: 2015-02-20 12:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Alan McGovern 2013-09-06 16:32:57 UTC

using System;

namespace asdfshgdfh
	class MainClass
		public static void Main (string[] args)
			IDisposable disposable = new System.IO.MemoryStream ();
			Console.WriteLine ("disposable");

1) Put a breakpoint on the Console.WriteLine
2) Try to invoke 'disposable.Dispose ()'  in the immediate window

A "System.InvalidProgramException: Missing or incorrect header for method" exception is thrown.

This appears to happen when you try to invoke methods declared on any interface when you have a local variable whose compile time type is that interface, as above.

I consulted with Jeff already and thinks this is a runtime issue. The same issue may exist for properties.

This particular bug has been reported several times on Bugzilla ( https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4390 and https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6986 at least) and I've reported it in IRC a few times and had it fixed several times in the past. It'd be great if we could add regression tests for this as breaking the same feature in the same way multiple times should not happen.
Comment 1 Zoltan Varga 2013-09-07 00:33:00 UTC
Fixed in mono master 31db4c7cb4e41f4e66c6b6bb821005d4666b1a8c.