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Created attachment 13758 [details]
Xamarin.Forms project created with Xamarin Studio to demonstrate the crash
*** Overview ***
When loading an URL using a Xamarin.Forms.WebView on iOS,
the application will crash it the URL contains special characters such as the Swedish "Å" even when escaped with Uri.EscapeDataString
Error message is:
Unhandled managed exception:
Could not initialize an instance of the type 'Foundation.NSUrl': the native 'initWithString:' method returned nil.
It is possible to ignore this condition by setting MonoTouch.ObjCRuntime.Class.ThrowOnInitFailure to false. (System.Exception)
*** Steps to Reproduce ***
Run the sample project and click on the button that creates the crash.
*** Environment Info ***
Mac OS 10.11.1
Xamarin Studio Version 5.9.8 (build 0)
Xcode 7.1 (9079) Build 7B91b
Version: 18.104.22.168 (Business Edition)
Note that this issue is similar to #29274 https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=29247
In #29274 the issue was with Device.OpenUri
There is no problem opening the URL with Device.OpenUri.
The problem only occurs when loading it in a WebView.
Should be fixed in 1.5.2-pre3
I have tried with 22.214.171.12478-pre3 and still get the crash.
Sorry this didn't get into 2.0, will be in the next release 2.0.1-pre1
I don't see this bug mentioned in 2.0.1-pre1 release notes, was it indeed included in 2.0.1-pre1 or pushed back to another version?
Yes is fixed on pre1 , but missed from the release notes.
I've just tested and can confirm that the crash is fixed on 126.96.36.19992-pre1
Crash still occurs with german umlauts in the URI on 188.8.131.5229