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Created attachment 10752 [details]
Test project to repro the bug
When having buttons (maybe other control too) in a syacklayout, and toggling IsVisible on the button, the layout fail : most of the time (but not always) when toggling IsVisible from false to true, the controls inside de stacklayout are not redrawn.
Partial Workaround is to play with opacity =0, but when setting opacity =0 the control is style there rooms it taks is not freed, which is annoying.
Fail on iOS, did not tryed on Android or Win8
Attached a test project :
Click on the Record :
Record button should deseppears
Stop and Pause button should appear
Click on stop :
Record button should appear
Stop and Pause button should deseppear
I see the same behavior. It is not allways. Sometimes works all perfect, but than I get it again. Would say 1 of 8 tries, perhaps more often.
And I don't see this on Android. It is a iOS only problem, but not tested on WinPhone.
Created attachment 10910 [details]
I have checked this issue and able to reproduce this. To reproduce this issue I have followed the steps and instruction provided in bug description.
Steps I followed:
1. Open attached test case in VS.
2. Build and deploy the application on iOS.
3. Click on the Record button.
4. Record button should disappears, Stop and Pause button will appear.
5. Click on stop button,
6. Record button should appear Stop and Pause button should disappears.
7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 more that 8 times.
8. Observed that Toggling IsVisible on controls in a stacklayout failed.
Additional Information: It is working fine with the android.
VS Trace Logs:
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An Update to this issue:
Xamarin.Forms: Version 18.104.22.16858-pre2
Found a workaround. For child controls of StackLayout, set HeightRequest = 0 instead of IsVisible = false, and HeightRequest = -1 instead of IsVisible = true. Tested with StackLayouts nested inside a top-level StackLayout.
I could reproduce it too. Changing the IsVisible property of the view is not always hiding/showing.
Happened when binding the IsVisible to a property and changing it on the view model (raising property changed).
I Forgot to add that happens with StackLayout and Entry too.
Same problem in IOS, not always happen but definitely happen in few times.
Android works fine.........
Seeing the same thing on iOS in a Grid Layout. I have two buttons with their IsVisible properties bound to a property set to 'false'. The first time the property goes to 'true', nothing happens. If the property is subsequently set back to 'false', then to 'true', the behavior is as expected and works as expected on that page afterward.
Manually setting the IsVisible property of the buttons in the code behind instead of using data binding will occasionally cause the buttons to flash into view before disappearing.
Looks like this bug is fixed with the last release Xamarin.Forms 1.4.3-pre3 Released should anybody can confirm ?
Resolved in Xamarin.Forms 1.4.3-pre3