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When trying to use DependencyService with an implmentation that is defined in an iOS class library, the resolution fails unless explicitly registered with the DependencyService using the Register method. Android behaves as expected. Linking is disabled, debugging is enabled, etc.
=== Xamarin Studio Enterprise ===
Version 5.10.3 (build 51)
Installation UUID: 34964b35-4cfb-4ea6-a04f-ea50483ba533
Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.42000
GTK+ 2.24.23 (MS-Windows theme)
=== Xamarin.Profiler ===
Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Xamarin\Profiler\XamarinProfiler.exe
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Xamarin Enterprise)
Android SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk
Supported Android versions:
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.4 (API level 19)
5.0 (API level 21)
5.1 (API level 22)
6.0 (API level 23)
SDK Tools Version: 24.4
SDK Platform Tools Version: 23.0.1
SDK Build Tools Version: 23.0.1
Java SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0_55
java version "1.7.0_55"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_55-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.55-b03, mixed mode, sharing)
Android Designer EPL code available here:
=== Xamarin Android Player ===
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 510030051
Git revision: f3c0d982165f785772d125f02668370d929014fb
Build date: 2016-03-24 16:41:31-04
Xamarin addins: ee5cfd3ecb6b20de47c1d25efb9a9abc101e8ce7
Build lane: monodevelop-windows-cycle6-c6sr3
=== Operating System ===
Windows 6.3.9600.0 (64-bit)
Created attachment 15787 [details]
This is expected behavior.
Having had the same problem, could you tell me where in the documentation this behaviour is hinted at?
As a side note, even if the behaviour is expected I still find it annoying for library developers (and their users) as it forces the users to add as many Register() calls in their iOS subprojects as there are dependencies, instead of having it all hidden away in the library. For the lib developer, they'll have to document this behaviour properly, *and* deal with the users who will not read said documentation.
Any chance you'd go back on the expectation?