Bug 36790 - CollectionView SelectItem doesn't select cell
Summary: CollectionView SelectItem doesn't select cell
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.TVOS.dll ()
Version: XI 9.3 (xcode 7.1 previews)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-09 19:33 UTC by Vincent Roggero
Modified: 2015-12-14 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

Sample app showing issue (1.96 MB, application/zip)
2015-12-10 14:43 UTC, Vincent Roggero

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Description Vincent Roggero 2015-12-09 19:33:01 UTC
public class MyCollectionVC : UICollectionViewController 
   public PictureCollectionView Collection {
	get { return CollectionView as PictureCollectionView; }
	set { CollectionView = value; }

      Collection.SelectItem(NSIndexPath.FromItemSection(2, 0), true, UICollectionViewScrollPosition.Left);

I've tried added SelectItem to ViewWillAppear, ViewDidAppear with no luck.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-12-10 01:48:45 UTC
We need a full, self-contained, test case to look into this.
Comment 2 Vincent Roggero 2015-12-10 14:43:56 UTC
Created attachment 14221 [details]
Sample app showing issue
Comment 3 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-12-14 15:37:41 UTC
As stated in Apple documentation [1] the call to `SelectItem` does not call your delegate, which does the job you want.

You also need to call this at the right point in the VC life cycle. Your sample used AwakeFromNib, but at that stage the cell contents are not loaded.

The following code in CityCollectionViewController.cs does what you need:

	public override void ViewDidAppear (bool animated)
		base.ViewDidAppear (animated);
		var i = NSIndexPath.FromItemSection (5, 0);
		CollectionView.SelectItem (i, true, UICollectionViewScrollPosition.CenteredHorizontally);
		CollectionView.Delegate.ItemSelected (CollectionView, i);

[1] This method does not cause any selection-related delegate methods to be called.