Bug 29238 - [WinRT] Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread throws NullReferenceException
Summary: [WinRT] Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread throws NullReferenceException
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 29158
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.4.2
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-20 06:13 UTC by Michael Rumpler
Modified: 2015-04-20 12:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Michael Rumpler 2015-04-20 06:13:22 UTC
I'm using Xamarin.Forms.Windows.

When I call Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread on a background thread of a WinPhone 8.1 app, then a NullReferenceException is thrown.

The stack trace looks like this:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Xamarin.Forms.Platform.WinRT.WindowsBasePlatformServices.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action action)
   at Xamarin.Forms.Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action action)
   at MR.Gestures.GestureHandler.ExecuteCommand(ICommand command, Object parameter, BaseGestureEventArgs args)

And my code:

				if (command != null && command.CanExecute(parameter))
					Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() => command.Execute(parameter));
			catch(Exception ex)
				System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Exception in ExecuteCommand:\n" + ex.ToString());
				throw ex;

The same code works on the other platforms. It also works on WinPhone 8.1, if it is run in the main thread.

This bug has also been reported by Phil Russell in https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/38167/xf-for-winphone8-1-rt-preview-begininvokeonmainthread-broken
Comment 1 Eric Maupin 2015-04-20 12:48:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 29158 ***