Bug 23374 - ABPeoplePickerNavigationController SelectPerson Event not firing
Summary: ABPeoplePickerNavigationController SelectPerson Event not firing
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: XI 8.2.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Alex Soto [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-25 11:52 UTC by AndyW
Modified: 2015-01-05 15:30 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description AndyW 2014-09-25 11:52:16 UTC
ABPeoplePickerNavigationController exposes a SelectPerson Event, this no longer fires.

This can be seen on iOS 8 and the Xamarin sample at: 


One work around is to use the ABPeoplePickerNavigationControllerDelegate which exposes two SelectPerson() overrides, but using these, dismisses the ABPeoplePickerNavigationController. 

Not sure if there's a separate problem here with the ShouldContinue, as these are never called either.

I did ask up on the forum, but my post was never approved.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2014-09-25 13:35:34 UTC
@Alex you had a recent look in this code, can you check on this ? thanks!
Comment 2 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2014-09-29 15:58:25 UTC
Turned out to be a little messy, still in progress, current workaround is to use the delegate pattern.
Comment 3 AndyW 2014-09-30 05:46:05 UTC
Hi Alex,

Using the Delegate results in the ABPeoplePickerNavigationController dismissing itself when the SelectPerson method is called. Therefore you cannot continue, to the Persons details.

I was expecting the ShouldContinue overrides to sort this, but they never appear to fire.

Thanks, Andy
Comment 4 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2014-10-13 12:40:46 UTC
QA: Fixed in monotouch master 949e6f40555df7eb19f37d464c9e083c14531c92

Andy: Yup that is the expected behaviour, if you want to get person details you need to override (iOS8 +)

> public override void DidSelectPerson (ABPeoplePickerNavigationController peoplePicker, ABPerson selectedPerson, int propertyId, IntPtr abMultiValueIdentifier)

In a future release of Xamarin.iOS ShouldContinue and SelectPerson will have the expected behaviour and this will be transparent to you. In them ran time you can use the delegate pattern as a workaround.
Comment 8 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2015-01-05 15:30:06 UTC
Hello Ram

This has been fixed in a2e66a08eaf4a6979f1fa78bc543b1432c4d1981

The PeoplePickerSample you need to test is in the unified branch


Hope this helps