Bug 37121 - The SLRequest class doesn't expose an awaitable version of PerformRequest()
Summary: The SLRequest class doesn't expose an awaitable version of PerformRequest()
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: XI 9.4 (iOS 9.2)
Hardware: All All
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: (C7)
Assignee: Manuel de la Peña [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-17 14:43 UTC by Fabio Garagiola
Modified: 2016-01-13 17:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Fabio Garagiola 2015-12-17 14:43:05 UTC
The (deprecated) TWRequest class, in the Twitter namespace, exposes an awaitable PerformRequestAsync() method. The SLRequest class (in the Social namespace) only exposes a PerformRequest() method which requires a handler as parameter. It should be very useful to have an awaitable version using a TaskCompletionSource wrapper. This is exactly what has been done in the Twitter.TWRequest class.

An awaitable PerformRequestAsync() method should return something like an SLRequestResult (similar to the TWRequestResult in the Twitter namespace).

Here is an extension method to exemplify what I mean:

/// <summary>
/// Async extension to the Social.SLRequest class.
/// </summary>

public static class SLExtension
	public static Task<SLRequestResult> PerformRequestAsync (this SLRequest request)
		var tcs = new TaskCompletionSource<SLRequestResult> ();

		request.PerformRequest (delegate (NSData responseData, NSHttpUrlResponse urlResponse, NSError error) {
			if (error != null) {
				tcs.SetException (new NSErrorException (error));
			else {
				tcs.SetResult (new SLRequestResult (responseData, urlResponse, error));
		return tcs.Task;

public class SLRequestResult
	// Properties
	public NSData ResponseData {

	public NSHttpUrlResponse UrlResponse {

	public NSError Error {

	// Constructor
	public SLRequestResult (NSData responseData, NSHttpUrlResponse urlResponse, NSError error)
		this.ResponseData = responseData;
		this.UrlResponse = urlResponse;
		this.Error = error;