Bug 28621 - Wrapping of text on Button controls is inconsistent
Summary: Wrapping of text on Button controls is inconsistent
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.4.1
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-01 05:23 UTC by John Hardman
Modified: 2018-07-11 15:08 UTC (History)
18 users (show)

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

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Description John Hardman 2015-04-01 05:23:16 UTC
When the text on a Button view contains more than one line (separated by carriage return\linefeed) or text that does not fit on one line, the result is different on each platform.

On WinPhone, each line is shown, but left-justified. Any line that doesn't fit is clipped.
On Android, each line is shown, but centered. Any line that doesn't fit is automatically wrapped.
On iOS, only the first line is shown. If the first line is long, the font size will be reduced and/or part of the text will be replaced by an ellipsis.

Demonstrated by the following code:

using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace LineWrapIssue
    public class App : Application
        public App()
            // The root page of your application
            MainPage = new ContentPage
                Title = "Page Title",
                Padding = new Thickness(0, Device.OnPlatform(20, 0, 0), Device.OnPlatform(0,0,20), 0),
                Content = new StackLayout
                    HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Fill,
                    Orientation = StackOrientation.Vertical,
                    Padding = new Thickness(0, 0, 0, 0),
                    VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Fill,
                    Children =
                        new Button
                            Text = "Top button - line 1 of 2\r\nTop button - line 2 of 2 is a lot longer than line 1"

        protected override void OnStart()
            // Handle when your app starts

        protected override void OnSleep()
            // Handle when your app sleeps

        protected override void OnResume()
            // Handle when your app resumes
Comment 2 John Hardman 2015-12-15 20:45:30 UTC
Is there any update on this? It is more than 8 months since this was raised.
Comment 3 maurizio.zucchi 2016-08-10 11:27:34 UTC
Something new in this case?
Comment 4 Thiago Grandesso 2016-08-24 19:38:06 UTC
Facing the same issue here. Any update on it?
Comment 5 ScottRFrost 2017-02-13 15:56:42 UTC
Confirmed as still a problem in Xamarin, 7 weeks before this bug's 2 year birthday
Comment 6 Halil Dogan Bolak 2017-04-11 16:25:16 UTC
Still is a problem with Xamarin.Forms - a two year old bug !!
Comment 7 nathan.owski 2017-11-10 10:35:11 UTC
Just found out the bug I just ran in to has been reported 2 and a half year ago.
Please fix it