Bug 41164 - CFBoolean type is "internal"
Summary: CFBoolean type is "internal"
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Library (Xamarin.Mac.dll) ()
Version: 2.4.1 (C6SR1)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-18 19:41 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-05-19 19:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2016-05-18 19:41:54 UTC
## Description

A customer trying to bind the Accessibility API needs to use the CFBoolean type, but it is marked "internal" in XM. Can we make this public?
Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2016-05-19 14:16:36 UTC
If I"m reading the definition correctly:

typedef const struct CF_BRIDGED_TYPE(NSNumber) __CFBoolean * CFBooleanRef;

you should be able to just use an NSNumber in it's place.

In general, we don't expose the CF version of things if the foundation version is toll free bridged already.

Please reopen if this does not work.
Comment 2 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2016-05-19 19:25:44 UTC
Thanks Chris,

Yes, this works:

var v = NSValue.ValueFromPointer(pointerToCFBoolean);
var b = ((NSNumber)n.NonretainedObjectValue).BoolValue;