Bug 59878 - Using a custom renderer for NavigationPage results in InvalidCastException when calling base.OnElementChanged()
Summary: Using a custom renderer for NavigationPage results in InvalidCastException wh...
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-01 06:45 UTC by Nicholas Bauer
Modified: 2017-10-03 21:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Tags: custom renderer, navigationpage, ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Nicholas Bauer 2017-10-01 06:45:31 UTC
Using this custom renderer causes InvalidCastException inside the base class OnElementChanged function:

using Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android;
using Xamarin.Forms;
using MyApp.Droid.Renderers;

[assembly: ExportRenderer(typeof(NavigationPage), typeof(NavigationPageRenderer))]
namespace MyApp.Droid.Renderers
    public class NavigationPageRenderer : NavigationRenderer
        protected override void OnElementChanged(ElementChangedEventArgs<NavigationPage> e)

It may or may not matter, but in my case, the NavigationPage in question is being used inside a MasterDetailPage Detail pane.

This bug appears to be documented elsewhere:


Comment 1 Nicholas Bauer 2017-10-03 21:25:17 UTC
Ah... I figured out the problem.

It's AppCompat vs. regular. Which I had no idea was a thing until encountering this.

It would be really useful to have an informative exception message to direct developers to the correct classes.