Bug 55624 - Cells in TableView does show WebView control from other cell after scrolling up/down
Summary: Cells in TableView does show WebView control from other cell after scrolling ...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 2.3.4
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-04-26 14:54 UTC by code2199
Modified: 2017-07-12 22:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Tags: ios tableview viewcell webview ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Screenprint of iOS showing the described problem. (45.35 KB, image/png)
2017-04-26 14:54 UTC, code2199
repro project (159.18 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2017-05-02 22:44 UTC, Jimmy [MSFT]

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Description code2199 2017-04-26 14:54:09 UTC
Created attachment 21808 [details]
Screenprint of iOS showing the described problem.

This problem only exists in iOS; *not* in Android. In Android its working fine.

I have included example code, that demonostrates the problem. It should show a TableView with 20 cells, numbered from 0 to 19. At first, when the app starts and you haven't scrolled, it looks ok. But when you scroll up/down, the problem shows up. The cells shows WebView from other cells. The Label control is still ok.

The attached screenprint shows the result after scrolling in iOS. Again, in Android no problem.

using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace Test
    public partial class TestWebView : ContentPage
        public TestWebView()

            var table = new TableView()
                Intent = TableIntent.Form,
                HasUnevenRows = true

            var section = new TableSection("Test");

            Content = table;

            for (int i = 0; i < 20; i++)
                var cell = new ViewCell() { Height = 150 };
                var stack = new StackLayout() { Padding = new Thickness(15, 15, 15, 15), Orientation = StackOrientation.Vertical };
                stack.BackgroundColor = Color.Yellow;
                cell.View = stack;

                stack.Children.Add(new Label() { Text = $"Test {i}" });

                var webView = new WebView()
                    Source = new HtmlWebViewSource() { Html = $"Test {i}"},
                    HeightRequest = 100,
                    WidthRequest = 1000


Comment 1 Jimmy [MSFT] 2017-05-02 22:44:33 UTC
Created attachment 21916 [details]
repro project

Thank you for filing this report! I created a sample project with the code you provided and I was able to see the issue you described. I am confirming the report so the team can look into this further. 

In the meantime, a possible workaround and better alternative would be to use a ListView instead, especially if the cells will all have the same template. I tested this and it does not experience the same issue. The project I attached also demonstrates this.

Even if the cell are not all uniform, you can still use a ListView along with a DataTemplateSelector: https://blog.xamarin.com/customizing-list-view-cells-xamarin-forms-datatemplateselector/

### Version Tests    BAD
2.3.5-pre2  BAD   BAD
Comment 2 code2199 2017-05-03 09:07:34 UTC
Hi Jimmy,


As I have several reasons to favor the TableView (eg. cosmetics) over a ListView, I've looked further and found a temporary work-around by saving the HTML value to a temp file and set the Source property with the file path. That seems to work.