Bug 42331 - ALAssetsLibrary.WriteVideoToSavedPhotosAlbum ALWAYS RETURN NULL NSUrl
Summary: ALAssetsLibrary.WriteVideoToSavedPhotosAlbum ALWAYS RETURN NULL NSUrl
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll (show other bugs)
Version: XI 9.3 (xcode 7.1 previews)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-01 19:35 UTC by Shawn Lewis
Modified: 2016-07-14 10:43 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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


Description Shawn Lewis 2016-07-01 19:35:40 UTC
When calling WriteVideoToSavedPhotosAlbum on success a NSUrl should be provided on success.

On success the Action ALWAYS receives a NULL NSUrl even though VIDEO has saved successfully.

public static string SaveVideoToLibrary(NSUrl path, Action<NSUrl, NSError> action)
	string result = string.Empty;
	AssetsLibrary.ALAssetsLibrary assetsLibrary = new AssetsLibrary.ALAssetsLibrary();

	assetsLibrary.WriteVideoToSavedPhotosAlbum(path, action);
	return result;

Upon executing the above function, the Action Function ALWAYS gets a NULL on success.
Comment 1 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2016-07-02 03:59:35 UTC
Please include a test case that reproduces the issue and all
version informations of your dev environment. This will help
us a lot to track down the issue and fix it.

The easiest way to get exact version information is to use the 
"Xamarin Studio" menu, "About Xamarin Studio" item, "Show Details" 
button and copy/paste the version informations (you can use the 
"Copy Information" button).
Comment 2 Shawn Lewis 2016-07-02 04:05:05 UTC
The Test function is in the code above, simply call it with a urlPath of a local MP4.


private void SaveComplete(NSUrl assetUrl, NSError error)

You will see that will cause an exception (assetUrl == NULL) even though it was a success.

Xamarin Studio Community
Version 6.0.1 (build 9)
Installation UUID: d1d73515-76a0-4550-ad8e-45ca9e60e621
	Mono 4.4.1 (mono-4.4.0-branch-c7sr0/4747417) (64-bit)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 404010000

Not Installed

Apple Developer Tools
Xcode 7.3.1 (10188.1)
Build 7D1014

Version: (Xamarin Studio Community)
Hash: 3cf8aae
Branch: c7sr0
Build date: 2016-06-20 16:09:58-0400

Version: (Xamarin Studio Community)
Android SDK: /Users/slewis/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		6.0 (API level 23)

SDK Tools Version: 25.1.2
SDK Platform Tools Version: 24.0.0
SDK Build Tools Version: 23.0.2

Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode)

Android Designer EPL code available here:

Xamarin Android Player
Not Installed

Version: (Xamarin Studio Community)

Build Information
Release ID: 600010009
Git revision: e879ce52093257c5c386ad7e390dfaa937fa7f90
Build date: 2016-06-24 11:53:43-04
Xamarin addins: a9252e6df4851fbbed1f9c6228e7b6dd1b475ac5
Build lane: monodevelop-lion-cycle7-sr0

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.11.5
Darwin Shawns-MacBook-Pro.local 15.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.5.0
    Tue Apr 19 18:36:36 PDT 2016
    root:xnu-3248.50.21~8/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 3 Manuel de la Peña [MSFT] 2016-07-14 10:43:29 UTC
Does return null.

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