Bug 51412 - On UWP, page's that set Title in OnAppearing rather than in constructor, don't display Title and sometimes Toolbar
Summary: On UWP, page's that set Title in OnAppearing rather than in constructor, don'...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Windows ()
Version: 2.3.3
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jimmy [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-11 15:43 UTC by John Hardman
Modified: 2017-03-09 00:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

repro project (115.88 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2017-03-09 00:13 UTC, Jimmy [MSFT]

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Description John Hardman 2017-01-11 15:43:44 UTC
On UWP using, when pushing a page onto the navigation stack, where that page sets Title in OnAppearing rather than in the page constructor, the page appears without a Title, and on desktop without a toolbar.

If another page is pushed on top, and then popped again, the first page (that didn't initially show a Title and possibly toolbar) now does.

It appears that a workaround is simply to set Title to a dummy value in the page constructor and leave all other code as is.
Comment 1 John Hardman 2017-01-11 15:44:32 UTC
Not sure whether this is related to Bug 51142. It may be, but there isn't enough information on 51142 to be sure either way.
Comment 2 John Hardman 2017-01-11 19:51:57 UTC
This is also a problem on WinRT using
Comment 3 Stephane Delcroix 2017-02-15 14:21:46 UTC
sounds legit. please provide a simple repro project

Comment 4 John Hardman 2017-02-15 17:58:30 UTC
@Stephane Delcroix

Just push the following page onto the navigation stack. On UWP, no title is not displayed. Uncomment the Title in the constructor and then the one in OnAppearing is displayed. The one in OnAppearing should be displayed regardless of whether one was set in the constructor.

using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ViewsUsingXamarinForms
    public class Bug51412PageView : ContentPage
        public Bug51412PageView()
            // If the following line is commented out, the Title in OnAppearing is not displayed.
            //this.Title = "ConstructorTitle";

        protected override void OnAppearing()

            this.Title = "OnAppearingTitle";
            this.BackgroundColor = Color.White;

    } // public class Bug51412PageView : ContentPage

} // namespace ViewsUsingXamarinForms

// eof
Comment 5 John Hardman 2017-02-15 17:59:30 UTC
Sorry, that should have said "no title is displayed" rather than "no title is not displayed"
Comment 6 John Hardman 2017-02-15 18:00:57 UTC
I haven't yet worked out precisely under what circumstances a toolbar is not displayed. I'm hoping that finding the cause of the title not being displayed will also identify when the toolbar is not displayed.
Comment 7 Jimmy [MSFT] 2017-03-09 00:13:46 UTC
Created attachment 20230 [details]
repro project

I was able to reproduce this issue with the project I am attaching when using Forms However I tested with Forms 2.3.4-pre2 and the issue seems to be resolved.

It appears to have been fixed with this commit: https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/commit/9572c0f7a7f8c49175853432fe7b61b431e450a1

The Title _is_ set correctly (verified with the Live Visual Tree tool in VS) however the entire title area was not visible due to the the Title being initially null.