Bug 52889 - The Xamarin Forms Previewer does not show the own content of pages with a control template
Summary: The Xamarin Forms Previewer does not show the own content of pages with a con...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.Forms Previewer ()
Version: 4.3.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2017-02-28 08:52 UTC by Dimitar Dobrev
Modified: 2017-04-05 16:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

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Description Dimitar Dobrev 2017-02-28 08:52:08 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1. Add a page and add some visible components to it;
2. Add a control template to either the page or App.xaml, it makes no difference;
3. Set the control template of the page to the key of the control template;
4. Open the page in the Xamarin Forms Previewer.

Expected results:
The entire content of the page, template and components, is previewed.

Actual results:
Only the control template is previewed.
Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2017-04-05 16:20:29 UTC
I believe resource lookups were broken with older releases of Xamarin.Forms. If you install Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 pre6 or newer this should work. If it does not work, attaching a sample application would be helpful to ensure we fix this case too.

We are about to release an update, so if Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 pre6 combined with the 15.1 update of Visual Studio does *not* work, please re-open the issue and we'll look into it!

(probable fix https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/commit/dbe0d4945da400a5b00599155d22cda78754294a )