Bug 27532 - ReferenceExtension (x:Reference) is missing from Xamarin Forms 1.3
Summary: ReferenceExtension (x:Reference) is missing from Xamarin Forms 1.3
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 30684
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.3.3
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-28 19:12 UTC by Keith Rome
Modified: 2015-06-02 14:39 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

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Description Keith Rome 2015-02-28 19:12:14 UTC
Problem is described in this forum post: http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/33678/x-reference-not-working

The markup extension for x:Reference appears to have been dropped from Xamarin Forms assembly. The post above describes a simple way that I worked around this (by implementing my own), but it seems unlikely that this was dropped from the product on purpose. It is still described as an integral part of Xamarin Forms in the topic "View-to-View Bindings" of this documentation page: http://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/xamarin-forms/xaml-for-xamarin-forms/data_binding_basics/
Comment 1 Stephane Delcroix 2015-05-20 06:36:00 UTC
x:Reference is not missing. but the original issue about x:Reference not working within DataTemplates looks genuine.
Comment 2 Tal Abraham 2015-05-24 14:10:02 UTC
I have also encountered this issue. x:Reference doesn't work when used inside a DataTemplate. This is basic!!! Please fix ASAP!
Comment 3 Jason Smith [MSFT] 2015-06-02 14:39:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 30684 ***