Bug 27711 - NavigationPage is Not Xaml-Friendly
Summary: NavigationPage is Not Xaml-Friendly
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.3.5
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-05 15:31 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2015-05-19 12:08 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Michael 2015-03-05 15:31:30 UTC

I apologize if I am completely misunderstanding/overlooking something here, but it appears that NavigationPage cannot be created with default Xaml markup.  It has a constructor that is  expecting a root page.  It is not possible to define this in Xaml without using a markup extension.

It would be ideal to have a [ContentProperty( "Root" )] set on the NavigationPage type, along with a Root property that works with the PushPage method to set the root of the NavigationPage. Or another mechanism that would allow to define a NavigationPage without having to use a markup extension. :)

Please let me know if there are any questions about this.  And again I apologize if I have totally misunderstood something!

Thank you,
Comment 1 Rui Marinho 2015-05-19 12:08:18 UTC
Hi Michael, most usecases NavigationPage is just a wrapper for other pages, but you can create it using Xaml 2009 features that Xamarin Forms supports, check this example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
                <StackLayout x:Name="layout" Orientation="Vertical" VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Center">  
                <ActivityIndicator x:Name="activity"></ActivityIndicator>