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As per subject, but it is returning an ImageSource instance. Method help says it should be a FileImageSource.
I can reproduce the reported behavior. I have checked the definition of FromFile() of ImageSource class and observed that ImageSource.FromFile return an ImageSource instance .
I’ll need confirmation from the developer if this is a bug. Leaving as NEW for now.
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.2.1 (build 1)
Installation UUID: 6ea47b0d-1852-4aaf-808d-373ff0a5002b
Mono 3.8.0 ((no/62a857e)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 308000007
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 5.1 (5084)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 220.127.116.11 (Business Edition)
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 4.16.0 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/jatin66/Desktop/Backup/android-sdk-macosx
Supported Android versions:
1.6 (API level 4)
2.1 (API level 7)
2.2 (API level 8)
2.3 (API level 10)
3.1 (API level 12)
3.2 (API level 13)
4.0 (API level 14)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.3 (API level 18)
4.4 (API level 19)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 18.104.22.168 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2014-08-15 12:54:28-0400
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 502010001
Git revision: d06832ce9807d6be24aca225457e8b37c7669f6f
Build date: 2014-08-07 12:10:47-04
Xamarin addins: 1de032531be4cecf2f39dbee3b87aac78204058c
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.9.3
Darwin Jatin66s-iMac.local 13.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.2.0
Thu Apr 17 23:03:13 PDT 2014
To be honest I am no longer interested in submitting bugs for Xamarin Forms. I feel that the software is not yet mature enough to offer or be recommended to my clients. The initial release was appalling, and in my view pre-alpha quality. I do not get paid to test and debug Xamarin software.
I do see the improvements that the team have created and I know they are working hard, and I have total respect for them and all the hard work they are doing. But management should never have allowed this to be released.
FromFile has always returned a FileImageSource instance. The API does define it as returning the base class, which is done for consistency with other options that may not have a defined ImageSource subclass along with it. There is nothing preventing you from simply newing a instance of FileImageSource or casting appropriately.
ImageSource.FromFile kinda implies it should be a FileImageSource. Also the summary info for the method says it should be a FileImageSource. But you're probably right. Either way I won't be revisiting Xamarin Forms for a while, there are just too many bugs and I don't get paid to file bugs in your products.