Bug 15605 - NSDateFormatter does not include bindings for "LocalizedStringFromDate" or "DateFormatFromTemplate"; these might be useful until bug #1068 is fixed
Summary: NSDateFormatter does not include bindings for "LocalizedStringFromDate" or "D...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 7.0.2.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-22 21:23 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2014-04-01 05:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2013-10-22 21:23:42 UTC
The NSDateFormatter class does not includes bindings for 

> + (NSString *)localizedStringFromDate:(NSDate *)date dateStyle:(NSDateFormatterStyle)dateStyle timeStyle:(NSDateFormatterStyle)timeStyle


> + (NSString *)dateFormatFromTemplate:(NSString *)template options:(NSUInteger)opts locale:(NSLocale *)locale

Similarly, NSDate does not include a binding for
> - (NSString *)descriptionWithLocale:(id)locale

This looks like an intentional choice to reduce redundancy with the C# methods. But at the moment, the C# methods will not properly localize if the user sets a custom calendar type or a custom time format because of bug #1068. So perhaps it would be acceptable to bring these methods back into the bindings until bug #1068 is fixed?
Comment 2 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2013-10-25 05:15:14 UTC

maccore/master: 70771ded920d73cf05414d117986b5c28cc1eb7d
monotouch/master: 854264486b41d5f55dfda407d0e924aed43562ad

The fix will likely be included in Xamarin.iOS 7.0.5 (but it's a bit too early
to say for sure yet).
Comment 3 Sadik Ali 2014-04-01 05:07:29 UTC
I have verified this issue and noticed that  NSDateFormatter included bindings "localizedStringFromDate" and "dateFormatFromTemplate" 

and NSDate class included binding descriptionWithLocale

Screen cast: http://screencast.com/t/8kpA77OK

Build Info:

=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 4.2.4 (build 266)

=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 5.0 (3332.22)
Build 5A1412	

=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: (Enterprise Edition)

=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 402040266
Git revision: 57fa6b7639703775ae1d5c46536e42ab424cb177
Xamarin addins: eee141c29724a19529e77b8e743086d95b29f5ba

=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.8.5