Bug 52635 - AbsoluteLayout doesn't lay out correctly after device rotation
Summary: AbsoluteLayout doesn't lay out correctly after device rotation
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.3.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul DiPietro [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-20 19:10 UTC by Sten
Modified: 2017-03-14 18:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Sample project (54.54 KB, application/zip)
2017-02-20 19:10 UTC, Sten

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Description Sten 2017-02-20 19:10:28 UTC
Created attachment 19886 [details]
Sample project

AbsoluteLayout as a child to a page gets misplaced upon device rotation if it has Scale!=1.0

Also described in

The page below is incorrectly rendered if the device is rotated. Returning to the original position of the device doesn't restore the original layout

public class AbsoluteRotateFail : ContentPage
    // Run this and rotate the device
    public AbsoluteRotateFail()
        Padding = 50; // this is so the page's background is visible
        Scale = 0.60; // this is just to see a larger picture of what's going on
        BackgroundColor = Color.Red;

        var abs = new AbsoluteLayout
            AnchorX = 0,
            AnchorY = 0,
            BackgroundColor = Color.Green,

        var box = new BoxView
            WidthRequest = 100,
            HeightRequest = 100,
            BackgroundColor = Color.Blue,

        AbsoluteLayout.SetLayoutBounds(box, new Rectangle(100, 100, 100, 100));

        Content = abs;

    protected override void LayoutChildren(double x, double y, double width, double height)
        base.LayoutChildren(x, y, width, height);
        // the animation is just to illustrate, .Scale=1.2 fails the same way 
        Content.ScaleTo(1.2, 3000);
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-02-22 17:41:35 UTC
Thank you for the reproduction.
Comment 2 Chris King 2017-03-14 18:03:27 UTC
Looks pretty busted on iOS. Will ask Jason to take a look.