Bug 5143 - .jar binding shouldn't fail due to missing types
Summary: .jar binding shouldn't fail due to missing types
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Tools and Addins ()
Version: 4.1.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Atsushi Eno
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-17 10:50 UTC by Jonathan Pryor
Modified: 2012-05-25 05:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Jonathan Pryor 2012-05-17 10:50:01 UTC
Consider the PhoneGap library


(You'll want the phonegap-phonegap-475bfd2/lib/android/cordova-1.7.0.jar file within the above download.)

If you add cordova-1.7.0.jar to a .jar binding project, the build will fail, e.g.

> obj/Debug/generated/src/Org.Apache.Cordova.Api.ICordovaInterface.cs(834,84): error CS0234: The type or namespace name `IPlugin' does not exist in the namespace `Org.Apache.Cordova.Api'. Are you missing an assembly reference?

The reason is that org.apache.cordova.api.IPlugin can't be bound:

> Unknown parameter type org.json.JSONArray found in method Execute in type Org.Apache.Cordova.Api.IPlugin

Fair enough, the IPlugin type can't be bound. So why is it still being used? Every tyep that implements IPlugin should have IPlugin removed from the inheritance list, and every method that has an IPlugin parameter or return type should be skipped. Instead, they're all generated, resulting in compilation errors.

This shouldn't error, we should instead fail gracefully and just not bind the unbindable members.
Comment 3 Atsushi Eno 2012-05-21 04:05:41 UTC
Smells like the same issue as bug #5111.
Comment 4 Atsushi Eno 2012-05-21 04:08:24 UTC
Well, actually not. While #5111 says it's about missing types, we don't have that issue anymore, even if existed.
Comment 5 Atsushi Eno 2012-05-25 05:51:53 UTC
This is fixed, by recursively validating types and members so that invalidated types are completely ignored.