Bug 21217 - Adding Forms Xaml Page does not work
Summary: Adding Forms Xaml Page does not work
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.Forms ()
Version: 3.1
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jose Miguel Torres
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-09 19:39 UTC by Victor Vuong
Modified: 2015-10-13 16:14 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Victor Vuong 2014-07-09 19:39:32 UTC
I have created a fresh Xamarin Shared Project. When trying to add a new Forms Xaml Page to the shared project, it creates the XAML output of:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
	<Label Text="{Binding MainText}" VerticalOptions="Center" HorizontalOptions="Center" />

And the .cs output of:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace XamarinForms
	public partial class MyPage
		public MyPage ()
			InitializeComponent ();

This should be deriving from ContentPage and the XAML content also looks incorrect as the <Label> should be in the <ContentPage.Content> container.
Comment 1 Udham Singh 2014-07-10 06:36:41 UTC
I have checked this issue and observed the same behavior mentioned in bug description. Please refer the screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/bXq4bs1Fo

I have also checked this issue on XS mac and observed that in XAML output we are getting container <ContentPage.Content> and the generated xaml.cs output as below, while in case of VS we are not getting container <ContentPage.Content> in XAML output and also in generated xaml.cs the partial class does not implement class ContentPage.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace XamarinForms
    public partial class MyPage : ContentPage
        public MyPage ()
            InitializeComponent ();

To reproduce this issue I have done steps mentioned below : 

1. Open VS 2013
2. Create a new forms application via File -> New -> Project -> Mobile Apps -> Blank App (Xamarin.Forms Portable)
3. Add a new forms xaml page to the shared project via Right click -> Add -> New Item -> Forms Xaml Page

Environment Info : 

Windows 8.1
VS 2013
Comment 2 Joaquin Jares 2015-10-13 16:14:27 UTC
The inheritance to ContentPage (or whatever is appropriate) is hidden in a generated file. Same with the label. The behavior is ok as is, except if the project is actually not generating the generated file correctly. Marking as Answered, please reopen if the generated file is incorrect.