Bug 58915 - Setting Entry.Text to a non-empty string causes height to be smaller than the text when VerticalOptions="End"
Summary: Setting Entry.Text to a non-empty string causes height to be smaller than the...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Windows ()
Version: 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-21 04:35 UTC by Nicholas Bauer
Modified: 2017-09-18 14:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Tags: verticaloptions, masterdetailpage, detail, ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Screenshot - Provided XAML on 2.4.0-pre1 (7.60 KB, image/png)
2017-08-21 12:21 UTC, Paul DiPietro [MSFT]
Screenshot of bug (9.25 KB, image/png)
2017-08-24 19:37 UTC, Nicholas Bauer

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Description Nicholas Bauer 2017-08-21 04:35:53 UTC
Working: <Entry Text="" FontSize="Medium" VerticalOptions="End" />

Broken: <Entry Text="N" FontSize="Medium" VerticalOptions="End" />

What happens: the Entry box is too short to display the bottom half of the text when Text is initially set. If Text starts out empty, the box is sized correctly.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-08-21 12:20:17 UTC
I'm unable to reproduce this on 2.4.0-pre1 using the XAML as provided (being inside or outside of a StackLayout makes no difference), so if you can please upload a reproduction project and provide more information about your environment, it would be appreciated, or we will otherwise have to mark this as not reproducible.
Comment 2 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-08-21 12:21:00 UTC
Created attachment 24327 [details]
Screenshot - Provided XAML on 2.4.0-pre1
Comment 3 Nicholas Bauer 2017-08-24 19:37:59 UTC
Created attachment 24408 [details]
Screenshot of bug

Bug showing on my system on
Comment 4 Nicholas Bauer 2017-08-24 19:40:45 UTC
New finding: It is normal when contained in a vertical StackLayout, but defective in a horizontal StackLayout.
Comment 5 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-15 17:44:46 UTC
Reopening as info was provided
Comment 6 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-09-16 16:24:54 UTC
Simply using the following, it still looks the same:

    <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Entry Text="N" FontSize="Medium" VerticalOptions="End" />

Please upload a project when you get a moment, because I have to imagine that there is some different code being used here?
Comment 7 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-16 17:14:02 UTC
The bug happens when Text is unset or empty.
Comment 8 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-16 17:14:28 UTC
Oh! wait hang on.
Comment 9 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-16 17:15:01 UTC
Sorry got confused; it is when set. I'll see if I can upload something shortly.
Comment 10 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-16 20:39:37 UTC
Bug does appear in my main project still, but not in a fresh project. I'll narrow down what's happening.
Comment 11 Nicholas Bauer 2017-09-17 06:27:27 UTC
Okay, traced it down... It *only* happens if it is in a page in the Detail pane of a MasterDetailPage. Keeping in mind that the Detail pane is a NavigationPage, a top-level NavigationPage does not show this problem.

So weird.

using Xamarin.Forms;
using Xamarin.Forms.Xaml;

namespace LabSidekicks.Hemocytometer
    public partial class App : Application
        public App()

            var masterPage = new MasterDetailPage1();

            MainPage = masterPage;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<MasterDetailPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
        <pages:MainPage />
        <pages:MainPage />

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
        <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
            <Entry Text="N" VerticalOptions="End" FontSize="Medium" />
        <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
            <Entry VerticalOptions="End" FontSize="Medium" />


I believe that will do it. MainPage when contained in Master is correctly rendered, but not when contained in Detail.
Comment 12 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-09-18 14:05:01 UTC
Yes, that does it. Thank you for looking into it to find out the specific scenario.