Bug 60425 - XAML Composite Bindings don't work when linking Sdk and User Assemblies
Summary: XAML Composite Bindings don't work when linking Sdk and User Assemblies
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-28 14:47 UTC by francedot
Modified: 2017-10-30 19:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description francedot 2017-10-28 14:47:45 UTC
XAML Composite Bindings don't work when linking Sdk and User Assemblies.

I have the below scenario: a property of ViewModel inside a PageViewModel which I want to bind in XAML.
No problem on iOS, but on Android when enabling "linking Sdk and User Asseblies" Bindings are not set and I get this kind of console logs:
mono-stdout: Binding: 'SelectedBusiness.Name' property not found on 'Mercurio.PageViewModels.MapsPageViewModel', target property: 'Xamarin.Forms.Label.Text'.

The only way I found to workaround the issue is to manually set each of the control BindingContext via code.

<StackLayout Spacing="0"
             <Label TextColor="#5a5555"
                    Text="{Binding SelectedBusiness.Name}"/>
             <ScrollView Margin="0,6,0,0">
                    <StackLayout Spacing="0">
                          <Label x:Name="BusinessTagLabel"
                                 Text="{Binding SelectedBusiness.Tags[0].Value}"/>
                          <Label x:Name="BusinessAddressLabel"
                                 Text="{Binding SelectedBusiness.Address}"/>
Comment 2 Stephane Delcroix 2017-10-30 19:23:07 UTC
That's expected behavior. if no code (but only xaml) references your VM property, the linker can link it away.

you can fix that by [Presrve]ing your type and attributes, enabling XamlC or not linking user assemblies.

if this does not solve the issue, please provide a reproduction project (and reopen the ticket)
Comment 3 Stephane Delcroix 2017-10-30 19:28:04 UTC
additional note: turning XamlC will only solve this if you compile the bindings too using x:DataType