Bug 17714 - DidRotate in a MTD app causes first responder to get lost
Summary: DidRotate in a MTD app causes first responder to get lost
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll (show other bugs)
Version: 7.0.6.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-11 20:13 UTC by danmiser
Modified: 2017-03-06 16:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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


Description danmiser 2014-02-11 20:13:07 UTC
Moved from discussion here: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/13341/restore-focus-after-rotate#latest

1. Run this code.
2. Select either the ID or Name control so that it has focus and the keyboard appears
3. Rotate the device/simulator 

//expected: Device to rotate and the first responder to remain as is with the keyboard selected
//actual: The device rotates, but the first responder is lost

- If you comment out the base.DidRotate() call, it works (but Apple wants you to call the base)
- If you comment out the call to tableView.ReloadData() inside the ReloadData() method, it works (but I don't know what side effects that opens up)
- Keeping the first responder and keyboard after rotation works in non-MTD apps

using System;
using MonoTouch.Dialog;
using MonoTouch.UIKit;

namespace MTDRotate
    public class HomeScreen: DialogViewController
        public HomeScreen(): base(null, true)
            Title = "Rotate Focus";
            Root = CreateRoot();

        public RootElement CreateRoot()
            RootElement rootElement = new RootElement("Details");
            Section section = new Section("Test");
            section.Add(new EntryElement("ID", "", ""));
            section.Add(new EntryElement("Name", "", ""));
            return rootElement;

        public override void DidRotate(MonoTouch.UIKit.UIInterfaceOrientation fromInterfaceOrientation)
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2014-02-12 05:59:25 UTC
Apparently ReloadData should resign the first responder:


However we seem to need ReloadData to resize cells:


I'm not sure how to best solve this situation.
Comment 2 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2017-03-06 16:56:10 UTC
I can confirm this is still happening on latest stable, the first responder is lost as soon as device rotation happens

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