Bug 60447 - PresentationLayer should be read-only, differs from behavior in iOS
Summary: PresentationLayer should be read-only, differs from behavior in iOS
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Workbooks & Inspector
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Agent: iOS ()
Version: master
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: xamarininteractive
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-30 22:35 UTC by Mike Norman
Modified: 2017-10-30 22:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

Custom Layer and View animation that shows use of Layer (13.26 KB, application/zip)
2017-10-30 22:35 UTC, Mike Norman
Workbook showing PresentationLayer assignment bug (1.27 KB, text/plain)
2017-10-30 22:37 UTC, Mike Norman

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Description Mike Norman 2017-10-30 22:35:03 UTC
Created attachment 25508 [details]
Custom Layer and View animation that shows use of Layer

In a workbook, create a custom layer and custom view. In the ActionForKey override, access the UIView.Layer.PresentationLayer.CornerRadius property. Now, do the same in a solution. And then access the subtly shorter UIView.Layer.CornerRadius property.

It's complicated. The PresentationLayer is a copy of the View's layer for information and calculation. Assigning to it is allowed, but has no effect, on iOS. Assigning UIView.Layer.CornerRadius is the way implicit animations are created (with other finagling.)

In a solution running on iOS, NullReferenceException on the PresentationLayer if the view has not been displayed. Otherwise, in a solution, success and a no-op. In a workbook, success, and the animation happens (with the finagling mentioned above).

The desired behavior for the workbook is, since the view has been displayed, that the assignment not throw an exception, but have no result. The user should be required to assign to UIView.Layer.CornerRadius, and/or UIView.CornerRadius.

The attached solution is patterned after Erica Sadun's implicit animation blog post. (http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2233980) I will be attaching a similarly patterned workbook that has the incorrect behavior, shortly.
Comment 1 Mike Norman 2017-10-30 22:37:17 UTC
Created attachment 25509 [details]
Workbook showing PresentationLayer assignment bug

The assignment to PresentationLayer.CornerRadius should succeed, but not cause animation. In reality, it succeeds and acts as if it were an assignment to Layer.CornerRadius, triggering the animation.