[forms-devel] Making the Effect constructor protected

Jason Smith jason.smith at xamarin.com
Tue May 24 19:15:25 UTC 2016

Hi Alex,

The issue I see with this is we just are not sure that we are ready to
expose the effects API as is publicly. Once it is protected instead of
internal that is forever a type users can inherit. That said, please submit
a spec so we can have a formal discussion/review about it.


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Alex Corrado <corrado at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hello Forms people,
> As it stands now, it is impossible to create a cross-platform Effect in a
> PCL. To enable this, I propose we make the Xamarin.Forms.Effect constructor
> `protected` instead of `internal`.
> I have already tried it and found it to work great, and I can’t think of
> any way this could break any existing code. I already submitted a PR,
> https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/pull/178 , but was told to
> discuss here first.
> Cheers,
> Alex Corrado
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