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Fixed in 2018.2.19f1

Fixed in 2017.4, 2018.2, 2019.2



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[Editor] Typing in Project window Search bar during Play mode causes NullReference exceptions



To reproduce:

1. Download attached project "Bug" and open in Unity
2. Open "test" scene
3. Type anything in the Project window Search bar
4. Observe that no Error is printed in Console
5. Enter Play mode
6. Type anything in the Project window Search bar
7. Observe that Console will be spammed with hundreds of NullReferences errors

- This issue appears both on Windows and OSX
- NullReference exception is shared in the Comments section
- Issue Video:

Reproduced on Unity 2017.4.10f1, 2017.4.11f1 and 2018.2.7f1
Could not reproduce on Unity 2017.4.9f1 (6d84dfc57ccf), 2018.1.9f2 and 2018.3.0a11
Regression on Unity 2017.4.10f1 (f2cce2a5991f)

Comments (4)

  1. 4fbc8a448f287f8a11d7a70666b34ba4?d=mm


    Nov 26, 2018 14:39

    Experiencing the same error during playmode, on 2017.4.11f1 on windows.

  2. A1ad18003f657e79933f5925938dea0d?d=mm


    Nov 23, 2018 11:02


    I see this task is now set as a "Not reproductible". It is not working with any version of 2017.4 LTS further than 8.

    The reproduction is to create a new, empty project - download official "Post Processing Stack" from asset store and put a Post Processing Behaviours component on Main Camera object of empty scene, press play and try writing anything on search tab, like that:

    I have already sent that month ago and was confirmed that is reproducible by your team at this report number : 1075299

  3. 30df54e037f881cff58886db28356fcf?d=mm


    Nov 12, 2018 09:38

    Reproduced in 2017.4.14f1 too.

  4. Fd04c5c6ee04348fa7076b37d3b8d431?d=mm


    Sep 11, 2018 00:02

    I have the same issue but not in play mode. Unity 2017.4.10f1 on windows

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