Bug 18204 - ObjC header generation ignores classes registered using constants instead of literals
Summary: ObjC header generation ignores classes registered using constants instead of ...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Tools ()
Version: 7.0.6.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-05 19:43 UTC by Adam Kemp
Modified: 2014-03-06 11:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

Example project (10.18 KB, application/zip)
2014-03-05 19:43 UTC, Adam Kemp

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Description Adam Kemp 2014-03-05 19:43:40 UTC
Created attachment 6236 [details]
Example project

When you open a .xib the following class will not have a header file accessible from Xcode:

public class Foo : UIView
    private const string ClassName = "Foo";
    // ...

The result is that you can't set up outlets/actions from Xcode with this class. The same class would have a header file in Xcode if you replace Foo.ClassName with the literal string "Foo".

I would like either approach to work because I want to avoid making a typo in the string (it may appear in multiple places).

To reproduce open the attached project and then double click on one of the .xib files. Notice that in the resulting Xcode project there is a header file for RegisteredWithLiteral, but there is not a header file for RegisteredWithConst.
Comment 1 Sadik Ali 2014-03-06 01:38:06 UTC
I have checked this issue with attached project on below environments:

XS 4.2.3 (Build 59)

I have checked this issue with attached test project and followed steps as mentioned in bug description, I opened .xib file in Xcode and noticed that both "RegisteredWithLiteral" and  "RegisteredWithConst" header file displayed on Xcode. Refer screen cast: http://screencast.com/t/E45CGbzla
Comment 2 Adam Kemp 2014-03-06 11:19:01 UTC
Looks like it was fixed in a later Xamarin Studio (or Xamarin.iOS?). I was holding back on upgrading because of another issue with provisioning profiles, but that appears to be fixed now as well (not sure when that happened...).

Sorry for the noise!