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Description of Problem:
SetStatusBarStyle(UIStatusBarStyle.LightContent, true) doesn't work. Nothing happens when it is called no matter where I call it from.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
I call app.SetStatusBarStyle(UIStatusBarStyle.LightContent, true) and it makes no effect. My statusbar text is still black all the time. I call this at the end of my AppDelegate.FinishedLaunching() method. I called it in various other places in my code using UIApplication.SharedApplication.SetStatusBarStyle(UIStatusBarStyle.LightContent, true) and no affect.
I also tried changing the Info.plist directly.
No change occurs in the color of the Status Bar Text at the top of the screen
Status Bar Text should change to WHITE.
How often does this happen?
Anytime I try it.
SetStatusBarHidden(true, true) doesn't do anything either.
I have checked this issue and observed the same behavior mentioned in bug description. To reproduce this issue I have followed the steps mentioned in bug description.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/syExnNW8B
Environment Info :
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 4.2.5 (build 0)
Installation UUID: 011d70a5-dede-428b-ab04-ef451c2e539d
Mono 3.4.0 ((no/51469e6)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 304000202
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 5.1 (5084)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 22.214.171.124 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2014-04-22 12:49:14-0400
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 4.12.3 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/MM/Desktop/android-sdk-macosx
Supported Android versions:
2.1 (API level 7)
2.2 (API level 8)
2.3 (API level 10)
3.1 (API level 12)
3.2 (API level 13)
4.0 (API level 14)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.3 (API level 18)
4.4 (API level 19)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Xamarin.Mac: Not Installed
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 402050000
Git revision: 95ac543f224a70960a9ab71e24ce341eb87de06f
Build date: 2014-05-02 13:05:15-04
Xamarin addins: b81285ac0156281956135adb96685f98922893a1
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.9.2
Darwin MacMini.local 13.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.1.0
Thu Jan 16 19:40:37 PST 2014
Note : I have checked this issue with device iPhone 5C iOS 7.1 and observed the same behavior.
Without a test case it's hard to guess what exactly you are looking for. E.g. Are you looking for a global change for your application ? or for a specific view controller change ?
If you want the default/global app then you'll need to tell the application to ignore the view controller values, e.g. see http://stackoverflow.com/a/20415916
My app has a BLACK background. I am trying to make the main status bar that is on the top of the screen that shows the clock, battery, and wireless status have text that is WHITE, not BLACK, so that the user can see it. Simple as that. I have tried setting the value in the Info.plist:
I have tried setting the value in the properties page for the project, but there is no 'white' text value to set (see attachment)
I have attempted programatically in many places in my code to set the text to light colored:
Nothing seems to work. As a workaround, I placed a light gray window at the top of my main view so that the BLACK text of the status bar will show up.
I am targeting iOS 6.1 for my app so that it will work on iPod 4th generations and newer devices.
If this is NOT a bug, please tell me how I can get the text to appear WHITE instead of BLACK, or 'Light' colored to be consistent with the iOS documentation.
Created attachment 6837 [details]
Screenshot of Visual Studio Status Bar Style Options
Created attachment 6876 [details]
Entry to add to your Info.plist (based on linke to SO in comment #3).
Typo, that was comment #2