Bug 24384 - Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal) return incorrect path in AppStore build
Summary: Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal) return incorrec...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 24083
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: XI runtime ()
Version: XI 8.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-10 05:06 UTC by softlion
Modified: 2014-11-10 08:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description softlion 2014-11-10 05:06:03 UTC
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal) returns /var/mobile/Documents/ when the app is compiled for AppStore (at least). As this folder is readonly, the app crashes and is rejected by apple.

It should instead return the same value returned by NSFileManager.DefaultManager.GetUrls(NSSearchPathDirectory.DocumentDirectory, NSSearchPathDomain.User);

On ios7.1 device Environment.GetFolderPath... returns:

And GetUrls(NSSearchPathDirectory.DocumentDirectory... returns:

Which is different, but not annoying. On ios 8.1/iphone 6 GetFolderPath returns:

Which is a real problem.
Comment 1 softlion 2014-11-10 05:06:45 UTC
Using Xamarin.iOS
Comment 2 Sebastien Pouliot 2014-11-10 08:38:28 UTC
This will be part of our upcoming 8.4.x service release.

An immediate workaround is described in here: http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/ios/application_fundamentals/working_with_the_file_system/

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 24083 ***