Bug 1804 - ItemizedOverlay does not have the abstract createItem method to override.
Summary: ItemizedOverlay does not have the abstract createItem method to override.
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 1.0
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
: 1806 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-01 05:47 UTC by Tomasz Cielecki
Modified: 2013-03-07 14:45 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description Tomasz Cielecki 2011-11-01 05:47:43 UTC
I found a bug in the ItemizedOverlay in Android.GoogleMaps, which does not make it possible to implement your own ItemizedOverlay.

The abstract method createItem(int index) is not overridable, which it is in Java, and which needs to be overriden in order to implement your own overlay.

The error thrown when trying to build:
"C:\Users\tcielecki\Desktop\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo.csproj" (SignAndroidPackage target) (1) ->
(_CompileJava target) -> 
  obj\Debug\android\src\monodroid\googlemapsdemo\MyItemizedOverlay.java(4,8): error :  monodroid.googlemapsdemo.MyItemizedOverlay is not abstract and does not override abstract method createItem(int) in com.google.android.maps.ItemizedOverlay [C:\Users\tcielecki\Desktop\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo.csproj]
obj\Debug\android\src\monodroid\googlemapsdemo\MyItemizedOverlay.java(4,8): error : public class MyItemizedOverlay [C:\Users\tcielecki\Desktop\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo.csproj]
obj\Debug\android\src\monodroid\googlemapsdemo\MyItemizedOverlay.java(4,8): error :  [C:\Users\tcielecki\Desktop\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo\MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo.csproj]

Github repo with example: https://github.com/Cheesebaron/MonoDroid.GoogleMapsDemo
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2011-11-01 16:15:33 UTC
Android.GoogleMaps.ItemizedOverlay can't be subclassed, because it doesn't declare the abstract ItemizedOverlay.CreateItem(int) method:


The reason for this is that ItemizedOverlay is a generic type, and ItemizedOverlay.createItem() returns the generic type parameter, which `generator` doesn't like. :-/
Comment 2 Jonathan Pryor 2011-11-01 16:15:46 UTC
*** Bug 1806 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Atsushi Eno 2011-11-07 20:08:34 UTC
I made a fix in maps API for "generator" limitation workaround. The next release will contain CreateItem() method that returns Java.Lang.Object. Thanks for the report!