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When the textAppearance property is set on a TextView in a layout axml file,
the designer displays a placeholder instead of the textView, as if it did not recognize it anymore.
I have checked this issue on below environments:
XS for VS 18.104.22.168
I am unable to reproduce this refer screen. Refer screen cast: http://www.screencast.com/t/v36oZRWtsd. Please give provide me some details so that I can check this issue.
Well in the screencast you have reproduced the problem.
The designer should not display "TextView", but the text set in the "text" property.
Also, you should not put anything you want in the textAppearance property. It have to be an existing style:
myStyle should be defined in a style.xml file.
In fact you know nothing about Android app creation/designer do you ?
I don't have time to teach you sorry.
I have checked this issue and I am able to reproduce this issue as mentioned in Comment#2 and in Bug Description.
Refer screen cast : http://www.screencast.com/t/fvskt6s7Xbu
XS for VS 22.214.171.124
*** Bug 18670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm seeing this too.
If I use textAppearance="TextAppearance.AppCompat.Title" I see this. If I use my own style that inherits from TextAppearance.AppCompat.Title or includes that in it's textAppearance then the TextView shows up in the right place but has a 0 height and no text in the designer.
I tried to check if this issue is reproducible in Visual Studio for Mac on the Alpha channel, but even after viewing the attached screencast I'm confused about what the expected vs. actual behavior & reproduction steps are. As such I cannot confirm whether or not this issue is reproducible in Visual Studio for Mac.
If this issue is reproducible in Visual Studio for Mac, can you include your full version information from "Visual Studio > About Visual Studio > Copy Information"?
Closing the issue, as using Android Studio is much easier and faster (using XamarIdea to create the initial android studio project).
Sorry for any possible confusion. My statement in comment 7 was with regard to this bug's reproducibility specifically in Visual Studio for Mac; which I was unable to determine. However, my statement was not intended to modify the "CONFIRMED" status based on the results in comment 3, which refer to reproducibility in Visual Studio for Windows.
As such, I am setting this bug as CONFIRMED once again, since this bug has not been fixed.