Bug 43923 - Notification for CNContactStore change never fires
Summary: Notification for CNContactStore change never fires
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: XI 9.6 (iOS 9.3)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-31 22:36 UTC by russ
Modified: 2016-09-02 17:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Test Case (10.30 KB, application/zip)
2016-09-02 17:17 UTC, Alex Soto [MSFT]

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Description russ 2016-08-31 22:36:41 UTC
When observing CNContactStore.NotificationDidChange, we are unable to get it to ever actually fire when making external changes to the contact list.  Tried on both 9.3 Simulator and a 9.3 device.

Simple example:
	CNContactStore.NotificationDidChange, (obj) =>

Then background, go to your Contacts, add a new one or modify one, then foreground the app again.  The action never fires.

The ABAddressBook version works just fine, but that's now deprecated and we're reluctant to use it.
Comment 1 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2016-09-02 17:17:20 UTC
Created attachment 17319 [details]
Test Case
Comment 2 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2016-09-02 17:22:36 UTC
Hello, I have created a small sample demoing what you are trying to achieve and it works for me. Please let me know if this solves your issue.

You can use the strongly typed notification CNContactStore.Notifications.ObserveNotificationDidChange instead.

In order to use the Contacts and Contacts UI api you need to ask user permission for it and also the reason for it in your info.plist under the NSContactsUsageDescription key.

Feel free to reopen the bug if this does not solve your issue.