Bug 991 - CGPDFArray.GetString() is still unbound
Summary: CGPDFArray.GetString() is still unbound
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: XI runtime ()
Version: 4.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-22 08:06 UTC by René Ruppert
Modified: 2012-01-16 09:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description René Ruppert 2011-09-22 08:06:22 UTC
CGPDFDictionary.GetString() has lately been bound (thanks Sebastien!) but it is missing for CGPDFArray.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2011-09-22 13:38:13 UTC
Provide me a test case for it and I'll add it tonight :-)
Comment 2 René Ruppert 2011-09-25 15:16:25 UTC
Test case? Just copy the code from CGPDFDictionary. I can even give you the code!
Tested and verified.

[DllImport (Constants.CoreGraphicsLibrary)]
extern static bool CGPDFArrayGetString (IntPtr handle, int index, out IntPtr result);

/// <summary>
/// Monotouch 4.2 bug: CGPDFArray.GetString() is not implemented.
/// </summary>
/// <returns>
public static bool GetStringFromPdfArray (CGPDFArray aPdfArray, int index, out string result)
	IntPtr res;
	if (CGPDFArrayGetString (aPdfArray.Handle, index, out res)) {
		result = PdfStringToString (res);
		return true;
	result = null;
	return false;
Comment 3 Sebastien Pouliot 2011-09-25 19:54:34 UTC
It's not a code issue :-) MT had CGPDFDictionary.GetString code but it did not work (as you found out) and testing it takes less time than rebuilding monotouch-4.2 branch. Anyway since you confirm it's identical (utf8) to CGPDFDictionary I committed the code to master. Thanks!

ref: 5319c45014d1c920ad6bfa06b2a859cc0cf8730c
Comment 4 René Ruppert 2012-01-13 07:25:31 UTC
I'm currently on Monotouch 5.1.1 and CGPDFArray.GetString() is still/again missing. It is there for CGPDFDictionary() though.
Comment 5 Sebastien Pouliot 2012-01-13 07:55:57 UTC
That's weird, I have it on 5.1.2 and I don't recall any change in that sector. I'll check this asap.
Comment 6 Sebastien Pouliot 2012-01-13 10:30:07 UTC
Someone else confirmed me the method is present in 5.1.1. Could you be using a _stale_ monotouch.dll binary ? (like one I provided in a old bug report ?)
Comment 7 René Ruppert 2012-01-13 15:12:11 UTC
No, I was on MT 5.0.4 and then upgraded using MD's updater after changing it to show beta downloads.
It also offers Mono 2.8.10 I think but even after installing that it keeps on offering it. 
I will downgrade to MT 5.0.x and install the latest beta again and see if that helps.
But maybe it is just an issue of the intellisense? I don't see the method there. WIll try to build the code even if it is not shown. I'll keep you posted.
Comment 8 René Ruppert 2012-01-16 03:28:41 UTC
Oh well, I put too much trust in the intellisense. The code is building just fine but MD has no idea about the GetString() method.
Comment 9 Sebastien Pouliot 2012-01-16 09:10:44 UTC
You might want to report this to #monodevelop (bug report or IRC)