Bug 51429 - Exception thrown when scrolling grouped listview with RecycleElements on on physical Android device
Summary: Exception thrown when scrolling grouped listview with RecycleElements on on p...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: High critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Samantha Houts [MSFT]
: 49011 51645 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-11 22:20 UTC by Robert
Modified: 2017-05-24 21:36 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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

These two files can be used to duplicate the bug. They contain the code to create and display a listview (1.66 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2017-01-11 22:20 UTC, Robert

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Description Robert 2017-01-11 22:20:05 UTC
Created attachment 19237 [details]
These two files can be used to duplicate the bug. They contain the code to create and display a listview

I have a ListView that is using a custom cell template with a stacklayout and the listview is grouped. I would like to have the listview use a caching stragegy of recycle element. If I set up a listview with this criteria, I get a system crash and a null exception thrown after scrolling a little bit down the list. This only happens on a physical device,

I tested this on an LG v20 and a Google Pixel.

On the emulator the error never occurs.

Here is the stack trace I got:

0xFB in Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.ListViewAdapter.GetView at C:\BuildAgent2\work\ca3766cfc22354a1\Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android\Renderers\ListViewAdapter.cs:223,5	C#
0x1E in Android.Widget.BaseAdapter.n_GetView_ILandroid_view_View_Landroid_view_ViewGroup_ at /Users/builder/data/lanes/3511/501e63ce/source/monodroid/src/Mono.Android/platforms/android-24/src/generated/Android.Widget.BaseAdapter.cs:443,4	C#
Comment 1 Robert 2017-01-11 22:21:14 UTC
I also see Bug49011 marking this as not reproducible, but I was able to reproduce this result with the attachment I added.
Comment 2 Andrew Herrick 2017-01-30 01:15:44 UTC
Hi. I've had a few of my Droid users experience this exact thing as well. Seems it's a common problem with Droid 7.0+

Any fix/work around you found?

These seem like the same:

Comment 3 Andrew Herrick 2017-01-30 15:20:01 UTC
FYI this is still an issue in Forms
Comment 4 Andrew Herrick 2017-01-30 16:43:00 UTC
My current workaround is to use "RetainElement" if Android. Obviously not ideal but not sure what else to do.

public class CacheListView : ListView
        public CacheListView(ListViewCachingStrategy strategy) : base(strategy)


      <common:CacheListView x:Name ="lstView" IsGroupingEnabled="true"
                GroupDisplayBinding="{Binding Key}"
                IsVisible="{Binding ShowList}"
                RefreshCommand="{Binding LoadMyListCommand}"
                IsRefreshing="{Binding IsBusy, Mode=OneWay}"
                ItemsSource="{Binding MyList}">

              <OnPlatform x:TypeArguments="ListViewCachingStrategy" iOS="RecycleElement" Android="RetainElement" WinPhone="RecycleElement" />

Comment 5 John Harris 2017-01-30 17:32:33 UTC
I run a custom listview for all my stuff. I added a check for Android 7 to get around this for now.
static ListViewCachingStrategy GetStrategy()
    if (Device.OS == TargetPlatform.Android && new Version(CrossDeviceInfo.Current.Version).Major >= 7)
        return ListViewCachingStrategy.RetainElement;
    return ListViewCachingStrategy.RecycleElement;

public ListView() : base(GetStrategy())
Comment 6 Andrew Herrick 2017-01-30 18:12:30 UTC
Nice! I like this better than trying to pass parms via XAML. Thanks!
Comment 7 Samantha Houts [MSFT] 2017-02-15 18:47:58 UTC
*** Bug 49011 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Samantha Houts [MSFT] 2017-02-15 18:49:57 UTC
*** Bug 51645 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Olivier Ansquer 2017-03-18 09:19:38 UTC
No fix ? This bug is critical. It crashes all my listviews on Android 7.
Comment 10 Akash Kava 2017-03-22 05:37:57 UTC
Any update? This is blocking issue.
Comment 11 daniel.bergquist 2017-05-23 21:05:29 UTC
I'm seeing this in
Comment 12 Samantha Houts [MSFT] 2017-05-24 21:36:39 UTC
This was fixed by https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/pull/856. Please try 2.3.5-pre1+.

Thank you!