Bug 26242 - Android ScrollViewRenderer implementation seems to capture touch events when it should not.
Summary: Android ScrollViewRenderer implementation seems to capture touch events when ...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.3.2
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-21 11:57 UTC by philip
Modified: 2015-02-10 00:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description philip 2015-01-21 11:57:34 UTC
I am capturing Android touch gestures in a child control of ScrollView.  Everything works well but under specific conditions I receive ACTION_CANCEL and stop receiving touch events.  I narrowed this down to the Xamarin.Forms ScrollView.  It happens under these conditions:

1. I touch the screen with 2 fingers
2. I can move one finger up and down and left and right and continue receiving events
3. I can move the second finger up and down and continue to receive events
4. When I move the second finger left or right, I receive ACTION_CANCEL

This happens even though the scroll view is not able to scroll (small content) and even though I disabled ScrollView capturing by settings InputTransparent in the PCL and doing this in a subclassed renderer:

		public override bool OnInterceptTouchEvent(MotionEvent ev)
			if (this.Element.InputTransparent)
				return false;

			return base.OnInterceptTouchEvent(ev);

Conclusion:  there is a bug in the Android ScrollView renderer which causes the ACTION_CANCEL when it should not.  When I replace the ScrollView with another container control the problem goes away.

I am hoping someone can see this bug just by looking at code but if necessary I can create a sample project to show this.
Comment 1 philip 2015-01-22 12:39:34 UTC
I managed to replicate this with single finger tough as well.  I have a vertical ScrollView and am able to move child elements using vertical finger movement, but the moment the finger moves left or right, ACTION_CANCEL is received and gesture notifications stop.

This is pointing very strongly at being a ScrollView bug
Comment 2 Jason Smith [MSFT] 2015-01-29 00:01:49 UTC
Thank you for your feedback! I will make sure it gets passed along to the appropriate person! :)
Comment 3 philip 2015-02-10 00:32:44 UTC
This appears to be fixed in but it's difficult to verify because of https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=26665