Bug 42547 - async VS 2015 debug callstack problems
Summary: async VS 2015 debug callstack problems
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-14 02:55 UTC by philip
Modified: 2017-06-28 15:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description philip 2016-07-14 02:55:01 UTC
In our application we invoke to the UI thread in various places.
In order to make the debugging/profiling experience better we would like to see the debug call stack past the Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread() call.  For this we want to use the following kludge when profiling and debugging:

        static public async Task InvokeOnMainThreadWithCallstackAsync(Func<Task> action)
            if (SynchronizationContext.Current == null)
                Task t = null;
                var tcs = new TaskCompletionSource<object>();
                Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() =>
                        Func<Task> x = async () =>
                            await tcs.Task;
                            await action.Invoke();
                        t = x.Invoke();
                while (t == null)
                    ; //await Task.Delay(1);
                CrossPlatform.Assert(t.Status == TaskStatus.WaitingForActivation);
                await t;
                await action();

However, when breaking the VS debugger inside the action, the callstack does not go up to TestInvokeOnMainThreadAsync() as it should. Since we are awaiting t, I would expect the callstack to extend back to the caller of TestInvokeOnMainThreadAsync().
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2016-07-28 19:36:30 UTC
> I would expect the callstack to extend back to the caller
> of TestInvokeOnMainThreadAsync().

What callback do you see instead?

Would it be possible for you to create a small test case to demonstrate the behavior?
Comment 2 John Miller [MSFT] 2017-06-28 15:25:59 UTC
Because we have not received a reply to our request for more information we are closing this issue. If you are still encountering this issue, please reopen the ticket with the requested information. Thanks!