Signature Pad unable to get the Image on to a button or in Byte stream

wajwaj USMember ✭✭

SignaturePadView mySignPad = new SignaturePadView()
StrokeWidth = 3,
StrokeColor = Color.Black,
BackgroundColor = Color.White,
HeightRequest = 300,
WidthRequest = 300
var Image = mySignPad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Jpg);

// The above line is returning System.Threading.Tasks.Task I am unable to convert it into a Byte Stream nor able to assign the result to an image or button.

Please find what i tried below.

Scenario 1:

                    var sig = await mySignPad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignaturePad.Forms.SignatureImageFormat.Png);
        var signatureMemoryStream = sig as MemoryStream;  // here error
        byte[] data = signatureMemoryStream.ToArray();

             In the above code it is unable to convert the returned value to memory stream . I am not able to typecast it.

Scenario 2:

                     using (var signatureMemoryStream = (MemoryStream) Image)   
                            // Error (Cannot convert type System.Threading.Tasks.Task<System.IO.Stream> into      System.Io.MemoryStream)
            byte[] data = signatureMemoryStream.ToArray();

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.


  • RasmusVindRasmusVind USMember ✭✭
    edited April 2017

    I had this problem too, i ended up with this:
    the byte array it the "data"
    I read somewhere that it is a difference in the way between android and ios handles streams and garbage collection.

                if (!pad.IsBlank)
    #if __IOS__   
                        var img = await pad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Png);
                        var signatureMemoryStream = new MemoryStream();
                        byte[] data = signatureMemoryStream.ToArray();
                        var img = await pad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Png);
                        var signatureMemoryStream = (MemoryStream)img;
                        byte[] data = signatureMemoryStream.ToArray();
                        string base64img = Convert.ToBase64String(data);
                        //save string to DB

    and the if i need it as an image:

                Image tmp = new Image();
                var bytes = "the Byte[]"
                tmp.Source = ImageSource.FromStream(() => new MemoryStream(bytes));
  • wajwaj USMember ✭✭

    It says Tsak does not contain a definition for CopyTo.

  • olid4olid4 DEMember ✭✭
    edited April 2017

    You need to put 'await' in the first line like this:
    var img = **await** mySignPad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Png);

    Because GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Png) returns a "Task".

  • olid4olid4 DEMember ✭✭

    You just need 'await' in the first line, then it should work.
    var img = await mySignPad.GetImageStreamAsync(SignatureImageFormat.Png);

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