Bug 53975 - Xamarin OpenGL GLSurfaceView constructor throws null reference exception
Summary: Xamarin OpenGL GLSurfaceView constructor throws null reference exception
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.3.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Habersack
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-25 16:46 UTC by talhazengin61
Modified: 2017-03-27 12:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description talhazengin61 2017-03-25 16:46:15 UTC
I am trying to implement android LiveWallpaper with Xamarin opengl. But when i activate LiveWallpaper, GLSurfaceView throws null reference exception in constructor.

Error line:
base(context) when calling the base constructor of GLSurfaceView.

Error detail:
Java.Lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke interface method 'void android.view.SurfaceHolder.addCallback(android.view.SurfaceHolder$Callback)' on a null object reference

Here is the code:

[Service(Label = "@string/ApplicationName", Permission = "android.permission.BIND_WALLPAPER")]
[IntentFilter(new[] { "android.service.wallpaper.WallpaperService" })]
[MetaData("android.service.wallpaper", Resource = "@layout/MyLiveWallpaper")]
public class OpenGLWallpaperService : WallpaperService
    public override Engine OnCreateEngine()
        return new OpenGLWallpaperEngine(this);

    public class OpenGLWallpaperEngine : Engine
        private readonly OpenGLWallpaperService _serviceInstance;

        public OpenGLWallpaperView GLWallpaperView { get; set; }

        public OpenGLWallpaperEngine(OpenGLWallpaperService serviceInstance)
            : base(serviceInstance)
            _serviceInstance = serviceInstance;

        public override void OnCreate(ISurfaceHolder surfaceHolder)
            GLWallpaperView = new OpenGLWallpaperView(this, _serviceInstance, surfaceHolder);

public class OpenGLWallpaperView : GLSurfaceView
    private readonly OpenGLWallpaperService.OpenGLWallpaperEngine _engineInstance;

    public override ISurfaceHolder Holder { get; }

    public OpenGLWallpaperView(OpenGLWallpaperService.OpenGLWallpaperEngine engineInstance, 
        Context context, ISurfaceHolder surfaceHolder) 
        : base(context)
        _engineInstance = engineInstance;
        Holder = surfaceHolder;
Comment 1 talhazengin61 2017-03-26 13:12:06 UTC
I was doing wrong with override to Holder. Holder should't be overridden.

Cancel this line and related things:
public override ISurfaceHolder Holder { get; }

This is not a bug.