Bug 39790 - "binding jobject must not be intptr.zero" when replacing ScollView's content with binding
Summary: "binding jobject must not be intptr.zero" when replacing ScollView's content ...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 2.1.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-20 08:20 UTC by Falko Schindler
Modified: 2016-03-21 23:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Falko Schindler 2016-03-20 08:20:43 UTC
The following app shows a ScrollView container and two buttons:
1) "Reload" replaces the SwitchView's content with a Switch bound to some static bindable property.
2) "GC.Collect" triggers garbage collection.

    public class App : Application
        public App()
            var container = new ScrollView { Content = new Toggle() };

            MainPage = new ContentPage {
                Content = new StackLayout {
                    Children = {
                        new Button {
                            Text = "Reload",
                            Command = new Command(o => container.Content = new Toggle()),
                        new Button {
                            Text = "GC.Collect",
                            Command = new Command(o => GC.Collect()),

    public class Toggle: Switch
        public static Setting Setting = new Setting();

        public Toggle()
            BindingContext = Setting;
            this.SetBinding(Switch.IsToggledProperty, Setting.OnProperty.PropertyName);

    public class Setting: BindableObject
        public static readonly BindableProperty OnProperty = BindableProperty.Create("On", typeof(bool), typeof(Setting), false);

        public bool On {
            get { return (bool)GetValue(OnProperty); }
            set { SetValue(OnProperty, (bool)value); }

When reloading the content after garbage collection, the app crashes with "System.ArgumentException: 'jobject' must not be IntPtr.Zero" pointing to the setter of "Setting.On".

Some more observations:
* The crash doesn't happen with a ContentView container rather than ScrollView.
* Tested with Android 4.4.4 only.
* A workaround is to add (container.Content as Toggle).BindingContext = null; in the reload command before setting container.Content.