Bug 24788 - MediaPicker crash while user change orientation
Summary: MediaPicker crash while user change orientation
Alias: None
Product: Mobile API (Preview)
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.Android ()
Version: Preview 0.6.3
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Holmes
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-25 02:41 UTC by jakub.mielczarkowski
Modified: 2017-05-24 17:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description jakub.mielczarkowski 2014-11-25 02:41:21 UTC

There is a bug in MediaPicker for Android. It's not on every device, however it's on every application that use latest MediaPicker from Xamarin. I test it on CameraAppDemo on LG-P760 (4.1.2) and it was crashing every time. From the other hand on others devices like HTC it was working ok, maybe because there is other information from device about orientation. 

So start CameraAppDemo on LG-P760 (4.1.2). Then click on button to make picture and go to Media.ActionImageCapture. You will be able to make picture. Next rotate mobile on landscape, make picture and before accept picture rotate mobile to inverse landscape. Then accept. You will move back from image capture activity, but without picture / any information from Camera activity.
Comment 1 Matthew Leibowitz 2017-05-24 17:27:27 UTC
Thanks for reporting this. I believe this bug was fixed in some later version of the Mobile API.

I also just wanted to point out the Mobile API is being deprecated in favor of various plugins (which have the equivalent/same API):
 - Contacts: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Contacts
 - Geolocator: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Geolocator
 - Media: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xam.Plugin.Media

This plugin model has several advantages:
 - Each plugin is independent, and can be updated as such
 - It is no longer an all-or-nothing package
 - Plugins can be mixed/replaced with other plugins that offer similar features

Thanks for using the Mobile API, and we hope that the new plugin model will enable you to produce even better mobile apps.