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Invalid cast on ViewTreeObserver.AddOnGlobalLayoutListener


I'm trying to attach a GlobalLayoutListener to a view's OnFinishInflate event. I have created my own class that implements ViewTreeObserver.IOnGlobalLayoutListener, but when I try to add that newly created listener to the ViewTreeObserver, it throws an invalid cast exception? How can it not be able to cast an object that is implementing the only interface that the method parameter accepts?! It makes no sense to me.

// from my view, which only inherits from LinearLayout
protected override void OnFinishInflate()

        _dayNamesHeader = (LinearLayout)FindViewById(Resource.Id.cal_day_names);

        _listViewWeeks = (WeekListView)FindViewById(Resource.Id.list_week);
        _listViewWeeks.SetLayoutManager(new LinearLayoutManager(Context));
        _listViewWeeks.HasFixedSize = true;

        var calViewListener = new CalendarViewOnGlobalLayoutListener(Width, Height, this);


// CalendarViewOnGlobalLayoutListener.cs
public class CalendarViewOnGlobalLayoutListener : ViewTreeObserver.IOnGlobalLayoutListener
    private readonly int _width;
    private readonly int _height;
    private readonly CalendarView _view;

    public CalendarViewOnGlobalLayoutListener(int width, int height, CalendarView calendarView)
        _width = width;
        _height = height;
        _view = calendarView;

    public void OnGlobalLayout()
        if (_width != 0 && _height != 0)

    public void Dispose()

    public IntPtr Handle { get; }

    private void CollapseCalendarView(CalendarView view)
        var layoutParams = (ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams)view.LayoutParameters;

        layoutParams.Height =
            (Resources.System.GetDimension(Resource.Dimension.calendar_header_height) +
             2 * Resources.System.GetDimension(Resource.Dimension.day_cell_height));

        view.LayoutParameters = layoutParams;

Any ideas why this is happening?

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