Bug 5782 - Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryPictures gives wrong path
Summary: Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryPictures gives wrong path
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-06-20 16:40 UTC by Ian
Modified: 2013-05-13 20:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Ian 2012-06-20 16:40:24 UTC
See SOF: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11127623/android-file-path-for-pictures-on-4-x

When I ask for the picture path for taking a camera picture

  Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryPictures 

Gives the wrong path. I can only use:

  Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryDcim

Perhaps this is a bug?
Comment 1 Atsushi Eno 2012-07-05 03:45:54 UTC
Are you sure you are using the API as expected?

Here is what I tried on emulator:

Console.WriteLine (Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryDcim);
Console.WriteLine (Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryPictures);
Console.WriteLine (Android.OS.Environment.GetExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Android.OS.Environment.DirectoryPictures));

I got:

DCIM
Pictures
/mnt/sdcard/Pictures

Also note that the documentation for DIRECTORY_PICTURES say: "Note that this is primarily a convention for the top-level public directory, as the media scanner will find and collect pictures in any directory."
http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/Environment.html#DIRECTORY_PICTURES

If you still have some code that should work fine with your environment, please post/attach it.
Comment 2 Peter Collins 2013-05-13 20:32:04 UTC
No action on this in almost a year, resolving invalid. Please re-open if you are still experiencing any issues with the DirectoryPictures field.