Bug 27087 - Fragment in a Fragment after rotate do not add into the page.
Summary: Fragment in a Fragment after rotate do not add into the page.
Alias: None
Product: Components
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin Components ()
Version: Production (addons.xamarin.com)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Holmes
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-16 04:20 UTC by cheansiong
Modified: 2015-03-05 13:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description cheansiong 2015-02-16 04:20:31 UTC
1. All fragment has RetainInstance = true
2. Use Component Android Support Library v4
3. Layout of Fragment has ViewPager, each page has a fragment

Recently, our project perform the upgrade to target Lollipop. However, the part that has the above conditions do not work after rotate. I created a sample project that could simulate this issue.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Run the application.
2. The application allows you to slide left and right. Sliding from left and right will shows another fragment with 2 different values and color.
3. Rotate the device at any time, the fragment within the pager do not appears.
I noticed the following is printed with bold.

[] PageFragment OnSaveInstanceState: pageradaptertest.SlidingMainActivity@413bc810-PageFragment{413ffcb8 #1 id=0x7f050009} 1 start
[] PageFragment OnSaveInstanceState: pageradaptertest.SlidingMainActivity@413bc810-PageFragment{413ffcb8 #1 id=0x7f050009} 1 end
** [PhoneWindow] Previously focused view reported id 2131034131 during save, but can't be found during restore.**
[] Content fragment: MainFragment{413ca730 #0 id=0x7f050005} start
[] Content fragment: MainFragment{413ca730 #0 id=0x7f0500````05} end

This is working earlier in the previous version before the new component Android Support Library v4 is added. The reason it is added is a lot of warning is shown after the build, and suggested us to update it.

A description with sample project to reproduce is also available here: http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/32971/fragment-in-a-fragment-after-rotate-do-not-add-into-the-page
Comment 1 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2015-03-04 14:10:48 UTC
As an additional note, the differences between the Android Support v4 versions are the following:

Old - Mono.Android.Support.v4

    <Reference Include="Mono.Android" />
    <Reference Include="Mono.Android.Support.v4" />

New - Xamarin.Android.Support.v4 - 21.0.3

    <Reference Include="Mono.Android" />
    <Reference Include="Xamarin.Android.Support.v4">

Additionally I can confirm that the RetainInstance=true on the OldTest project does not stand in the new support library when using Fragments within a FragmentStatePagerAdapter, it seems may have Google changed something?
Comment 2 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2015-03-05 13:20:31 UTC
Customer pointed out that 


Based on the latest documentation for Retain Instance in below, *...can only be used with fragments not in the back stack...*, I guess the meaning is that it is not usable in this situation.

Thus marking this bug Invalid.