Bug 17531 - DialogInterface.ButtonPositive reported as deprecated
Summary: DialogInterface.ButtonPositive reported as deprecated
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.10.2
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-31 04:28 UTC by René Ruppert
Modified: 2014-01-31 13:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description René Ruppert 2014-01-31 04:28:07 UTC
DialogInterface.ButtonPositive is reported deprecated (same for negative button) but according to the documentation this is not deprecated but actually added new:

Comment 1 narayanp 2014-01-31 05:42:49 UTC
We are also observing same behavior at

Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/Pfo5yGrC
Comment 2 Jonathan Pryor 2014-01-31 12:58:25 UTC
> DialogInterface.ButtonPositive is reported deprecated

The reason it's deprecated is because there is a dedicated enum for it, as mentioned in the message, and the enum should be preferred:

> This constant will be removed in the future version.
> Use Android.Content.DialogButtonType enum directly instead of this field.

Xamarin.Android doesn't directly mirror the Java types (e.g. adding events, prefixing interface names with 'I', PascalCasing members), and replacing 'static final const int' members with enums is yet another change that we make.
Comment 3 René Ruppert 2014-01-31 13:40:55 UTC
I see. The problem is: if you use Intellisense and type "DialogInterface." it will only show "[deprecated] The identifier for the positive button".
However when hovering "DialogInterface.ButtonPositive" the full message with the additional info about the enum becomes visible.