Bug 32600 - [Android] Changing Placeholder or Text property of Entry/Editor in the Focused event closes the keyboard
Summary: [Android] Changing Placeholder or Text property of Entry/Editor in the Focuse...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 1.4.4
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
: 59550 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-07-30 04:05 UTC by Joseph Redfern
Modified: 2017-09-18 13:39 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

Tags: ac, editor, focus, keyboard, retest
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Repros on Android. iOS works. (177.53 KB, application/zip)
2015-07-31 13:27 UTC, Chris King

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Description Joseph Redfern 2015-07-30 04:05:03 UTC
I'm trying to work around the lack of a Placeholder property on the Editor view, and have done something similar to:

>    var placeholderText = "Blank Entry";
>    var textEditor = new Editor { Text = placeholderText };
>    textEditor.Focused += (obj, ev) => {
>        textEditor.Text = String.Empty;
>    }
>    textEditor.Unfocused += (obj, ev) => {
>        if(String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(textEditor.Text)){
>            textEditor.Text = placeholderText;
>        }
>    }

This *almost* works, however, when initially focusing the editor (by tapping), the keyboard does not appear - a blinking cursor is displayed, and a second tap in the editor brings up the keyboard.

Can you confirm that this is not the expected behavior, and that the keyboard should be displayed after the first tap?

I'm using the latest release of Xamarin Forms ( and an Asus Transformer Tab running Android 4.4.2.

Thank you.
Comment 1 Chris King 2015-07-31 13:27:26 UTC
Created attachment 12319 [details]
Repros on Android. iOS works.
Comment 2 Sunny Milenov 2016-09-27 18:56:43 UTC
I wish e had found this before we fought this battle :(

Still present in 2.0.5782
Comment 3 adrianknight89 2016-10-06 08:10:46 UTC
The battle continues. :)

Comment 4 adrianknight89 2016-10-12 00:26:09 UTC
I think the solution is to use AdjustResize as soft input method. I just came across another issue. If you set focus in OnAppearing of your page, the keyboard won't show in AdjustPan.

AdjustResize should fix both cases.
Comment 5 David Ortinau [MSFT] 2017-08-30 15:58:11 UTC
Confirmed bad in Takes 2 taps to get the keyboard to appear.
Comment 6 arorasurbhi93 2017-09-18 10:31:53 UTC
Still the same issue. Anybody knows how to fix?
Comment 7 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-09-18 13:39:03 UTC
*** Bug 59550 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***