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Created attachment 8036 [details]
In Xamarin 8.0, connecting a hardware keyboard will hide the custom inputs too. On iOS 7 and earlier the expected behavior occurs.
**Steps to Reproduce:**
1. Run the attached sample on iOS 8.
2. Open a keyboard / use an attached bluetooth keyboard.
The custom input views are hidden.
The expected behavior is that when a hardware keyboard is connected it will only replace the default keyboards. Custom inputviews should still be shown.
**Build Date & Platform:**
Attached is a test project and two screenshots showing the behavior.
Created attachment 8037 [details]
Created attachment 8038 [details]
We do not do any special handling for this. Did you look if Xcode/ObjC app behave the same ?
A quick googling gave me this:
It makes a lot of sense. Can you try this and report back ?
I was able to reproduce the issue using the attached Test Project and the iPhone 5s iOS 8 simulator. After disabling the "Connect Hardware Keyboard" setting, the input is shown correctly.
I assume that setting simulates what a external connected keyboard would be doing, which suggests there is an issue somewhere. The input view should still be shown, as it is with other simulators.
I am not sure if a obj-c app reproduces the same behavior or not.
I have checked this issue with attached project and able to reproduce it. I have checked it with enabling and disabling 'Connect Hardware Keyboard' setting and observed that Input view is now showing.
Screencast : http://screencast.com/t/Quxx1yX1do4
Environment Info :
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.5.3 (build 6)
Installation UUID: 67eaf3b4-f8a7-4ab4-a9df-3197350ca5dc
Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/fe854ad)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 310000025
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 4.18.1 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/ixamarin78/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)
4.4.87 (API level 20)
4.5 (API level 21)
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)
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 6.1 (6604)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2014-10-20 21:48:06-0400
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Business Edition)
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 505030006
Git revision: fbe3e9453daf6a3bb9a9709ed22bec35f7c9056b
Build date: 2014-10-23 13:08:38-04
Xamarin addins: e44add2b39de4dd57c0742bb2e620dfad84c64c6
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.9.4
Darwin XamnewiMac.local 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0
Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014
Hence, I am confirming this issue.