Bug 42596 - TapGestureRecognizer not working when added to WebView
Summary: TapGestureRecognizer not working when added to WebView
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.3.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-15 15:15 UTC by John Miller [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-06-12 21:03 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

Sample Project (238.69 KB, application/zip)
2016-07-15 15:15 UTC, John Miller [MSFT]

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Description John Miller [MSFT] 2016-07-15 15:15:52 UTC
Created attachment 16684 [details]
Sample Project


   Adding a TapGestureRecognizer to a WebView and tapping on the WebView does not fire the recognizer. 

**Steps to Reproduce:**

   1. Run the attached sample on iOS simulator.
   2. Tap the WebView

**Actual Results:**

   Nothing happens. 

**Expected Results:**

   An Alert should appear indicating a successful tap.

**Build Date & Platform:**

   XF 2.3
   iOS 9.3
Comment 2 adrianknight89 2016-09-24 04:10:59 UTC
This doesn't make any sense to me. Why are you trying to add a tap gesture to WebView? I expect WebView to handle all the tap gestures. On the google page, there are many buttons and links that WebView should handle.
Comment 3 Pablo 2017-05-16 16:40:04 UTC
This is needed for things such as placing an svg in a webview and using it as a button icon.
Comment 4 E.Z. Hart [MSFT] 2017-06-12 21:03:45 UTC
As Adrian points out, WebViews are their own things which handle their own gestures. 

> This is needed for things such as placing an svg in a webview and using it as a button icon.

For something like this, I'd suggest writing a custom renderer for Button. Or, if that's not an option, put a transparent Layout over the WebView and add a TapGesture to that.