Bug 57114 - Forms gestures are not supported on UIViews that have native gestures
Summary: Forms gestures are not supported on UIViews that have native gestures
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 2.3.4
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: E.Z. Hart [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-02 17:56 UTC by Matthew Leibowitz
Modified: 2017-06-20 15:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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

Simple Demo (51.02 KB, application/zip)
2017-06-02 17:56 UTC, Matthew Leibowitz

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Description Matthew Leibowitz 2017-06-02 17:56:45 UTC
Created attachment 22661 [details]
Simple Demo

It appears that UIViews that support user interaction (UserInteractionEnabled == true) cannot support forms gestures. 

The forms gesture recognizer first checks to see what was tapped, and since the UIView supports touch, that view is returned. But this is a problem since the forms gesture recognizer is attached to the renderer and checks that the event comes from the renderer. This leaves the recognizer forever in a place that will never receive touch events, because none of the touches will be from the renderer.

The native iOS view:

    var nativeGestureView = new UIView() {
        UserInteractionEnabled = true

The forms view:

            <TapGestureRecognizer Tapped="OnTapped" />
Comment 1 Matthew Leibowitz 2017-06-02 18:01:19 UTC
This line of code does the check:

    _shouldReceive = (r, t) => t.View is IVisualElementRenderer;

Basically, `t` is `UITouch` and the `View` is the renderer. `r` is `UIGestureRecognizer` and is the "forms" gesture recognizer.

If the native view has `UserInteractionEnabled = true`, then `t.View` will be the native view. If `UserInteractionEnabled = false`, then `t.View` will be the forms renderer view.
Comment 2 E.Z. Hart [MSFT] 2017-06-14 00:11:47 UTC
PR: https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/pull/990
Comment 3 Rui Marinho 2017-06-20 15:42:12 UTC
Should be fixed on 2.3.6-pre1