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Async method is not awaited in Fragment

vsg24vsg24 TRMember ✭✭

I have a fragment that I use to return a list of articles received from a REST API. The REST API is async and I use await to wait for it to complete. When completed, I pass the data (that is List

) to a variable called listofarticlesand use it to create an ArrayAdapter.

I do the above code in OnCreate method of this fragment that's supposed to run before the OnCreateView as far as I know.

Problem: The call to awaitable REST method is not awaited.

When debugging line by line it goes like this:

OnCreate is called. Processed to the line where I call the awaitable method (that is supposed to fill listofarticles) and simply skips to the OnCreateView. Therefore listofarticles is null.

OnCreateView is called and processed. At this point program just goes back to the activity it's called.

I can no longer debug it because Xamarin Studio thinks I'm finished but at the emulator it just starts to call the REST method after all this and because of that the data inside listofarticles is useless because I can't pass it to Adapter now.

Why is this happening and how to fix it??

public class LatestNewsFragment : Android.Support.V4.App.Fragment, ListView.IOnItemClickListener
private Context globalContext = null;
private List

private ArrayAdapter
public LatestNewsFragment()
    this.RetainInstance = true;

public async override void OnCreate (Bundle savedInstanceState)
    base.OnCreate (savedInstanceState);
    globalContext = this.Context;

    //Create a progress dialog for loading
    ProgressDialog pr = new ProgressDialog(globalContext);
    pr.SetMessage("Loading data");

    var rest = new RestAccess();
    //Download the data from the REST API
    listofarticles = await rest.ListArticlesAsync ("SomeSource");
    Console.WriteLine (listofarticles.Capacity);

    listAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<Article>(globalContext, Android.Resource.Layout.SimpleListItem1, listofarticles);

public override View OnCreateView (LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState)
    var view = inflater.Inflate(Resource.Layout.Fragment_LatestNews, null);
    ListView listView = view.FindViewById<ListView>(Resource.Id.list_latestnews);
    listView.Adapter = listAdapter;
    listView.OnItemClickListener = this;
    return view;



  • vsg24vsg24 TRMember ✭✭
  • YkshLeoYkshLeo USMember ✭✭✭✭


    Try something like this. It just an idea.

        protected async override void OnCreate (Bundle bundle)
            var progressDialog = ProgressDialog.Show (this, "Please wait...", "Contacting server...", true);
            Task<string> _task = GetAllData ();
            var _val = await _task;
            if (_val.Equals ("True"))
                progressDialog.Hide ();
        public async Task<string> GetAllData()
            // Download the data from the REST API
            // Your Http request, responce,and similar other stuffs.
            // Bind data to list
            return "True";
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