Bug 26782 - ViewRenderer<TView,TNativeView> from Xamarin.Forms.Platform.iOS.Classic can't be inherited in Unified API iOS project
Summary: ViewRenderer<TView,TNativeView> from Xamarin.Forms.Platform.iOS.Classic can't...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.3.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2015-02-05 13:06 UTC by Sten
Modified: 2015-02-05 14:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Sten 2015-02-05 13:06:09 UTC
Custom view renderer can't compile in unified api iOS project because ViewRenderer<TView, TNativeView> and a few other classes refer to non-unifield api classes

In an iOS project I have a custom view renderer:

  public class InteractiveContentViewRenderer : ViewRenderer<InteractiveContentView, UIView>

on the line of class declaration shown above the compiler gives this error:

/Users/Sten/Documents/Projects/Auditor/Mobile/iOS/Forms/Gestures/InteractiveContentViewRenderer.cs(51,51): Error CS0012: The type `MonoTouch.UIKit.UIView' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. Consider adding a reference to assembly `monotouch, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=84e04ff9cfb79065' (CS0012) (BradyVOC.iOS)

Using the assembly browser in Xamarin Studio I navigate to the ViewRenderer<T,N> definition:

  namespace Xamarin.Forms.Platform.iOS
	public abstract class ViewRenderer<TView, TNativeView> 
             : VisualElementRenderer<TView> where TView : View where TNativeView : UIView // THIS UIView is Monotouch.UIKit.UIView

The same issue exists in EventTracker.GetNativeRecognizer(), ScrollViewRenderer and ImageViewRenderer (and possibly other renderers)

From there I click on the UIView definition and noticed it has "Monotouch.UIKit" namespace

namespace MonoTouch.UIKit
	[Register("UIView", true)]
	public class UIView : UIResponder, IEnumerable, INSCoding, IUIAccessibilityIdentification, IUICoordinateSpace, IUIDynamicItem, IUITraitEnvironment, INativeObject, IDisposable

This issue prevents me from publishing the app