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On Windows Phone you can set your background to "light" or "dark" in Settings-->start + themes-->Background. When using a Master Detail Page, the Master page still has a black background in "light" mode -- but the text of controls is now black, to honor the theme. You can't read black on black, though...see attached photo (sorry about blurred logo).
That Master view has a ListView in it with TextCells.
Created attachment 7800 [details]
MasterView showing with background set to Light.
I have checked this issue and I am able to reproduce this behavior.
Steps I followed:
1. Change the theme of windows Phone to light
2. Open Xamarin.Forms sample FormsGallery
3. Build and run on device or emulator
4. Navigate to masterdetailpage and click on masterdetailpage
5. Navigate to MasterDetailPage.
When I change the theme of device/emulator to "light" I observed that the
Master page has a black background in "light" theme and the text on the master page is also on black color.
Application output: https://gist.github.com/RamChBachkheti/8e54e205f9b61e72f45b
Please let me know if I can provide more info to this issue.
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
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ASP.NET and Web Tools 12.3.50717.0
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Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
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Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.2
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
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NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
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Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU
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Xamarin 18.104.22.168 (10cfd178d55287f09c85f5a1e604dfe20889a40f)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 22.214.171.124 (ba9bbbdd44cfdc4bf485e8885bd2ad24fba525f7)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 126.96.36.199 (840a925103a0bf4a856507f13d5eaee3c1579c2f)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration 1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
*** Bug 29411 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Thank you for taking the time to submit this report. After reviewing the description of this bug, we no longer believe it affects the current version of Xamarin.Forms. If you are still experiencing the issue after updating your packages, please reopen this report with an attached reproduction.
For your convenience, we have created some reproduction best practices viewable here: https://gist.github.com/jassmith/92405c300e54a01dcc6d
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