Bug 52413 - App hides android OS UI elements, like the keyboard and notification slide down panel, visually when using AppCompat on some devices
Summary: App hides android OS UI elements, like the keyboard and notification slide do...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 2.3.3
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul DiPietro [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-09 09:21 UTC by MG Potgieter
Modified: 2017-06-21 15:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Image showing the hidden UI elements (19.35 KB, image/jpeg)
2017-02-09 09:21 UTC, MG Potgieter

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Description MG Potgieter 2017-02-09 09:21:09 UTC
Created attachment 19767 [details]
Image showing the hidden UI elements

Tested Device: Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 running Kitkat 4.4.2

When using FormsAppCompatActivity, on the device mentioned above, the interface of the app seems to be overlayed above standard Android OS UI elements like the keyboard and notification slider, as well as the contextual popups on text fields. You can still interact with these Android elements, but they aren't visible.

I'm attaching a screenshot demonstrating this. In this image, the notification panel has been slid down but doesn't render the parts of it that are supposed to appear above the application.  You can still interact with the buttons that would have been there, but you can't actually see them.

I've not been able to replicate this with an emulator or on another device, so it might be specific to this single device.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-03-14 01:16:13 UTC
The interface looks very simple based on the screenshot, although a reproduction would definitely be useful to confirm the fact. We'll need to see if it is in fact specific to that device (or just the S4 in general).
Comment 2 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-06-21 15:25:17 UTC
For upkeep, because we have not received a reproduction or more information, we are closing this for the time being as not reproducible (considering "other devices" were mentioned, it hasn't been brought to our attention by anyone else on this ticket). 

That said, if you're still experiencing the problem on the latest prerelease or nightly build, please reopen this with a reproduction project and a list of any other devices you're aware of that are still exhibiting this behavior, as there's always a chance that this is still a problem, but we need more to work with.