|Summary:||[XM 2.4] "System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Failed to load configuration section for dataContractSerializer" when using ChannelFactory with the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework"|
|Product:||[Desktop] Xamarin.Mac||Reporter:||Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) <brendan.zagaeski>|
|Component:||Other||Assignee:||Chris Hamons <chris.hamons>|
|Severity:||blocker||CC:||anuj.bhatia, bruce.mcneish, Kent.Green, mono-bugs+monomac, saurabhd, smitty825|
|Tags:||BZRC6S1_C5SR5S1||Is this bug a regression?:||---|
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Diagnostic build output and version info
Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-11-30 23:00:46 UTC
Created attachment 14046 [details] Test case [XM 2.4] "System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Failed to load configuration section for dataContractSerializer" when using ChannelFactory with the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" ## Regression status: effectively a regression in Xamarin.Mac 2.4 BAD: Xamarin.Mac 126.96.36.199 (815e5d6) GOOD: Xamarin.Mac 188.8.131.52 (6db87c5) The regression status might be slightly "special" because I think this new error might be caused by a "new feature" in Xamarin.Mac 2.4 where "System.Configuration" is more intentionally excluded from the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" profile. ## Steps to reproduce 1. Build the attached test case in the Debug configuration: > $ xbuild /t:Build MacWCFClient.sln 2. Run the compiled binary on the command line: > $ MacWCFTest/bin/Debug/MacWCFTest.app/Contents/MacOS/MacWCFTest ## Results The WCF request fails because the program tries to use "System.Configuration" and "System.Configuration" is not included in the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" profile. ### Output of the program from standard output and standard error > Sent request... > 2015-11-30 17:10:06.840 MacWCFTest[8139:139662] > Unhandled Exception: > System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Failed to load configuration section for dataContractSerializer. > at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Object:__icall_wrapper_mono_remoting_wrapper (intptr,intptr) > at (wrapper remoting-invoke) TempConvertSoap:EndFahrenheitToCelsius (System.IAsyncResult) > at MacWCFTest.ViewController.OnTestMethodCompleted (IAsyncResult asyncResult) [0x0000d] in /private/tmp/Working/MacWCFTest/MacWCFTest/ViewController.cs:49 ## Possible workaround that was observed to stop the problem 1. Navigate to "Project Options -> General". 2. Change the "Target Framework" to either: (a) "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework" or (b) "Unsupported Framework: Mono / .NET 4.5" (See also http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/mac/advanced_topics/target-framework/) ## Why this is not expected behavior At first I thought this unhandled exception might be the correct, expected behavior because the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" is explicitly documented not to include "System.Configuration" . The problem with that theory is that the "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework" _does_ work correctly in this test case. I would expect the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" to include all of the functionality (i.e., be a superset) of the "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework".  "The Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework ... is missing large, rarely used elements, such as System.Configuration" > http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/mac/advanced_topics/assemblies/#The_Xamarin.Mac_.NET_4.5_Framework It seems like maybe the problem is that the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework" still includes some "vestigial" piece of System.Configuration that needs to be _removed_. For example... ### When built with the "Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework", the `MonoBundle/` folder _does_ include `System.Configuration.dll` > $ ls MacWCFTest/bin/Debug/MacWCFTest.app/Contents/MonoBundle/System.Configuration.dll > MacWCFTest/bin/Debug/MacWCFTest.app/Contents/MonoBundle/System.Configuration.dll ### When built with the "Xamarin.Mac Mobile Framework", the `MonoBundle/` folder does _not_ include `System.Configuration.dll` > $ ls MacWCFTest/bin/Debug/MacWCFTest.app/Contents/MonoBundle/System.Configuration.dll > ls: MacWCFTest/bin/Debug/MacWCFTest.app/Contents/MonoBundle/System.Configuration.dll: No such file or directory
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-11-30 23:02:19 UTC
Created attachment 14047 [details] Diagnostic build output and version info
Comment 10 Chris Hamons 2016-01-26 22:34:13 UTC
So my analysis was wrong. This turns out to be significantly more straightforward than expected. Working on a fix now. Support contacts will reach out to customer w/ build to test.
Comment 11 Bruce McNeish 2016-01-27 10:52:46 UTC
Hey Chris, I have hit this issue also and would be interested in testing any fix you may have, if possible? Thanks.
Comment 12 Chris Hamons 2016-01-27 15:57:12 UTC
Fixed in master/maccore. Will make C7 release. A build is out to the reporter w/ fix for testing. @Bruce - I will contact you directly to discuss.
Comment 14 Chris Hamons 2016-09-16 15:10:26 UTC
This is completely unrelated. This stack trace: Parameter name: typeArguments at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.RuntimeType:MakeGenericType (System.Type,System.Type) at System.RuntimeType.MakeGenericType (System.Type instantiation) [0x000ef] in /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Mac.framework/Versions/184.108.40.206/src/mono/mcs/class/referencesource/mscorlib/system/rttype.cs:4272 at Registrar.DynamicRegistrar.VerifyIsConstrainedToNSObject (System.Type type, System.Type& constrained_type) [0x000ce] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/1381/4a87ccf9/source/xamarin-macios/src/ObjCRuntime/DynamicRegistrar.cs:473 at Registrar.Registrar.VerifyIsConstrainedToNSObject (System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.Exception]& exceptions, System.Type type, Registrar.Registrar+ObjCMethod method) [0x0000c] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/1381/4a87ccf9/source/xamarin-macios/src/ObjCRuntime/Registrar.cs:1178 at Registrar.Registrar.RegisterTypeUnsafe (System.Type type, System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.Exception]& exceptions) [0x00fba] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/1381/4a87ccf9/source/xamarin-macios/src/ObjCRuntime/Registrar.cs:1819 at Registrar.Registrar.RegisterAssembly (System.Reflection.Assembly assembly) [0x000b0] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/1381/4a87ccf9/source/xamarin-macios/src/ObjCRuntime/Registrar.cs:1933 is this bug: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=44309