Bug 1870 - “stringByReplacingCharactersInRange” method of NSString does not exist in Monotouch
Summary: “stringByReplacingCharactersInRange” method of NSString does not exist in Mon...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: 4.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-03 19:59 UTC by Yiannis
Modified: 2011-11-23 13:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Yiannis 2011-11-03 19:59:23 UTC
In Apple documentation for NSString there is a stringByReplacingCharactersInRange method, however I cannot find this method in Monotouch.

Is this method implementation missing from Monotouch - native API binding?

I need this method to implement some custom string handling logic inside shouldChangeCharactersInRange

There is a discusion about this here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7979584/is-there-a-stringbyreplacingcharactersinrange-method-of-nsstring-in-monotouch

A user suggested this code that does what stringByReplacingCharactersInRange do, however I have not tested it thoroughly 

string text = field.Text; 
string result;  

result = text.Substring (0, range.Location) + replacement + text.Substring (range.Location + range.Length);
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2011-11-23 13:19:52 UTC
Fixed in maccore master 4017e978ee5da76dd22043b960d1e3c0d593a2b4
This will be part of MonoTouch 5.2. In the mean time you can use the managed workaround.