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I have a set of code that works well on emulator. Crashes and burns on Device. Can't even debug it once the Sterling libraries are involved. Please help. I have included a link to download a sample code block demonstrating the issue.
If built with "-nolink" option, can get it to start and run once on device(sometimes), then it dies on second pass. (BTW, Mono has some sort of bug that makes setting -nolink kind of iffy, need to verify in build log that setting was used)
I am using a ATT iPhone 4, and MonoTouch 4.0.6
Attached app use:
hitting the Test button after loading and seeing data (time stamp+ 02begin) not an error/stack trace; repeat
> I have included a link to download
there's no link
> Attached app use:
there's no attachment
> BTW, Mono has some sort of bug that makes setting -nolink kind of iffy, need to verify in build log that setting was used
Please fill a MonoDevelop bug (iPhone Addin) about this. The only issue I had myself is with my apple "magic mouse" where I sometime scroll comboboxes (without meaning to) when using the mouse.
Adding link to source:
I cannot reproduce this using MonoTouch 4.1.x on my iPad1. My build was made with "Link SDK assemblies" (defaut in your solution).
Could you please attach:
* the "Application Output" from MD, i.e. the exception / crash you get;
* the console logs (e.g. run "/Developer/MonoTouch/usr/bin/mtouch --logdev" in a terminal window, run/crash your app on your device, then copy/paste the logs from the terminal).
I'll rebuild with "Don't link" (and without some debugging code I have enabled) just to be sure.
Can u try it on a AT&T iPhone 4?
What version of mono are u using?
Did you hit the test button multiple times?
Created attachment 255 [details]
requested crash logs
Thanks for the logs. I'll be reviewing them asap.
> Can u try it on a AT&T iPhone 4?
I can't, but other people can, if this cannot be duplicate on my hardware.
> What version of mono are u using?
The version of Mono does not matter. I used MonoTouch 4.1.x but I can switch to anything now that I have a "crash" baseline to compare with.
> Did you hit the test button multiple times?
yes, several times
How do you switch between various versions of Mono ?
Mono or MonoTouch ?
If you already have several Mono versions installed you can change the "Current" symlink to point to another version.
drwxrwxr-x 12 root admin 408 1 Aug 11:08 2.10.2
drwxrwxr-x 12 root admin 408 9 Aug 12:16 2.10.4
drwxrwxr-x 12 root admin 408 24 Aug 11:35 2.10.5
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 6 25 Aug 08:32 Current -> 2.10.5
For MonoTouch you need to (re)install the version you wish to use (you can likely renamed /Developer/MonoTouch to something else prior to re-installing and then manually switch them).
what specific version of Mono Framework are you using ?
what specific version of Mono Touch are you using ?
what specific version of Mono Develop are you using ? (does this impact anything)
I am trying to reproduce you environment.
I have removed the MonoDevelop bundle.
I have deleted the Mono.Framework folder.
I have deleted the MonoTouch folder.
I am preparing to reinstall.
> what specific version of Mono Framework are you using ?
2.10.5 but, as I said in comment #4, that won't affect your MonoTouch application running on the device.
> what specific version of Mono Touch are you using ?
Previous results were done with 'master' (unreleased) but it's quite close to the 220.127.116.11 beta release available.
> what specific version of Mono Develop are you using ? (does this impact
It can impact debugging. I'm having a hard time using the debugger reliably using 2.6, it inconsistently allow me to step inside "Model.Configuration.Factory ()" or set breakpoints outside the main assembly. I do get a lot of:
Mono.Debugger.Soft.AbsentInformationException: Debug information is not available for this frame.
like you have in your own logs.
> I am trying to reproduce you environment.
The closest you can get is to use the latest 4.1 beta release available, MD 2.6 (RC) running Mono 2.10.5. MonoTouch 4.1.x includes some generic-related fixes (and your stacktrace points to code using generics) and that could be why it works for me - but it does not explains other things I've seen.
* Using "Link SDK assemblies" I get the same behavior on both the device and the simulator, i.e. a new timestamp + "02begin" each time I click on "Test Mono".
* Using "Don't link" I get the following exception on the device, but it works fine on the simulator. Sadly my breakpoints on that code are never triggered and I can't step down into it. I'll update to a newer (internal) build of 2.6 to see if this is resolved and, if not, open a bug report for MonoDevelop.
Wintellect.Sterling.Exceptions.SterlingActivationException: The operation Activate() is not allowed. A Sterling engine is already active for this application. You must dispose the engine before activating a new one.
at Wintellect.Sterling.Database.SterlingDatabase.Activate () [0x0001b] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Wintellect.Sterling/Wintellect.Sterling/Database/SterlingDatabase.cs:340
at Wintellect.Sterling.SterlingEngine.Activate () [0x00000] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Wintellect.Sterling/Wintellect.Sterling/SterlingEngine.cs:31
at Model.Database.DatabaseWrapper.StartUp () [0x0000a] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Model/Sterling/DatabaseWrapper.cs:31
at Model.Database.DatabaseWrapper.AppDatabaseInstance () [0x0000a] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Model/Sterling/DatabaseWrapper.cs:53
at Model.Configuration.Save () [0x00011] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Model/Configuration.cs:145
at Model.Configuration.Factory () [0x00282] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/Common/Model/Configuration.cs:123
at Wintellect.Sterling.Test.AppDelegate.HandleButton1Clicked (System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in /Users/sebastienpouliot/Downloads/MonoTouch Sterling Crash/iOS/Wintellect.Sterling.Test/Main.cs:38
Check to make sure EmitDebug is set in the Model project for the device.
I think that will make the debugger work.
Thanks, but I had already noticed that "Emit Debugging Information" was not checked (and I turned it on). There's still something else not working reliably wrt the debugger. I suspected it could have file path issues because all files are not really inside the project (linked) - but, sometime, I can step a bit into it.
Debugging issue filled as http://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=664
I've tested against what will (likely) be 4.2 and got the same (working) result (but the same debugging weirdness). Please let me know how this turns out on your side.
confirmed to be working in 18.104.22.168 in bug #667 description
fixed current version