Bug 60150 - Regression: Color with 0 alpha is incorrectly converted from XMAL to Forms.Color
Summary: Regression: Color with 0 alpha is incorrectly converted from XMAL to Forms.Color
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.4.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-12 09:43 UTC by flywhc
Modified: 2017-11-06 21:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description flywhc 2017-10-12 09:43:44 UTC
I had a Forms project working well with Xamarin.Forms
After upgrading it to, my customized control Gradient Renderer couldn't display color correctly.

I identified the problem after debugging:
Xaml code:
<ctrl:GradientStackLayout x:Name="Grad1" Grid.Column="0" StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="1,0" StartColor="#ff147acc" EndColor="#147acc" />

Code behind:
 Logger.Get().Info("Grad from {0} to {1}", Grad1.StartColor.ToString(), Grad1.EndColor.ToString());
`2017/10/12 16:45:37 NewsListPage.xaml.cs:28 INF Grad from [Color: A=1, R=0.0784313753247261, G=0.47843137383461, B=0.800000011920929, Hue=0.574275374412537, Saturation=0.821428596973419, Luminosity=0.439215689897537] to [Color: A=0, R=0, G=0, B=0, Hue=0, Saturation=0, Luminosity=0]`

You can see the RGB color "#00147acc" in Xaml is converted to Forms.Color {0,0,0,0}.

This is OK for solid color (it is nearly 100% transparent) but caused iOS CAGradientLayer class display a black gradient rather than colorful semi-transparent gradient mask.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-10-13 05:01:23 UTC
Can you please give us a minimal reproduction using your custom control with as little code needed to reproduce the behavior?
Comment 2 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-11-06 21:35:53 UTC
As we have not heard back in over a month we will be closing this issue. Please reopen with a reproduction project to aid investigation if the issue is still occurring as of the latest stable build of Forms. Thanks!