Bug 60188 - Ripple effect not being applied when using SelectableItemBackground
Summary: Ripple effect not being applied when using SelectableItemBackground
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal blocker
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on: 60966
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Reported: 2017-10-14 01:14 UTC by mkieres
Modified: 2017-12-11 23:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: ripple, selectableitembackground, ac
Is this bug a regression?: Yes
Last known good build:

Repro sample (311.43 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2017-10-17 10:23 UTC, mkieres

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Description mkieres 2017-10-14 01:14:17 UTC
# Steps to reproduce
Bug is related to the Xamarin Forms Android. To reproduce it one will need to create an effect, which is adding a 'ripple' effect to the view. The effect is added by setting the background resource to be SelectableItemBackground. The code for OnAttached method could look something like this:

var view = Control ?? Container;
                if (view == null) return;

                var attrs = new[] { Android.Resource.Attribute.SelectableItemBackground };

                var typedArray = view.Context.ObtainStyledAttributes(attrs);
                int backgroundResource = typedArray.GetResourceId(0, 0);


# Expected behavior
The Control or Container should get the ripple effect when tapping on them

# Actual behavior
No effect is applied

# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
This code has been tested and it is working fine with older version of Xamarin Forms:

# Test environment (full version information)
Dev env: Visual Studio Community Edition 15.4
Device: Nexus 5S with Android 8.0.0
Xamarin Forms:
Xamarin Android Support Libraries:
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-10-16 19:12:16 UTC
Your wording indicates this is a potential regression ("working fine with older version(s)"), unless I'm mistaken. Have you tested against 2.4.0 stable, and can you please upload a minimized reproduction project?
Comment 2 mkieres 2017-10-17 10:23:11 UTC
Created attachment 25330 [details]
Repro sample

Sample references latest Xamarin Forms (, which shows that ripple effect applied in the TapEffect class is not working. 

When downgrading Xamarin Forms to version, the ripple effect is applied


1. Run the app
2. Tap/Click on the screen
Comment 3 mkieres 2017-10-31 22:33:37 UTC
It's been a while since I posted my repro sample. There's no response to it and the status of this issue has not changed since (it's still NEEDINFO). 

I understand that this might not be the highest priority on the long list of Xamarin bugs. Although, I would really appreciate if someone could at least have a look at it at confirm that this is truly a bug or not

Comment 4 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-11-01 14:00:41 UTC
Yes, on the surface there appears to be some kind of change in behavior, so I will set this as confirmed for now until we can investigate this further.