Bug 23660 - The XAML Grid layout should default to * on Rows and Columns if not specified explicitly
Summary: The XAML Grid layout should default to * on Rows and Columns if not specified...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: 1.2.3
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2014-10-06 23:31 UTC by Andrew Westacott
Modified: 2015-06-03 09:10 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Andrew Westacott 2014-10-06 23:31:07 UTC
When using <Grid> in WPF it is optional to specify either RowDefinitions, ColumnDefinitions.  This will imply a single row or column definition of "*"

e.g.

<Grid>
</Grid>

is equivelent to

<Grid>
  <RowDefintions>
     <RowDefintition Height="*" />
  </RowDefintions>
  <ColumnDefintions>
     <ColumnDefintition Width="*" />
  </ColumnDefintions>
</Grid>

Xamarin.Forms should implement this to match
Comment 1 Andrew Westacott 2014-10-06 23:38:39 UTC
Effectively this:

	public class EmptyGrid : Grid
	{
		public EmptyGrid()
		{
			RowDefinitions = new RowDefinitionCollection();
			RowDefinitions.Add( new RowDefinition{ Height = new GridLength( 1, GridUnitType.Star ) } );

			ColumnDefinitions = new ColumnDefinitionCollection();
			ColumnDefinitions.Add( new ColumnDefinition{ Width = new GridLength( 1, GridUnitType.Star ) } );
		}
	}
Comment 2 Geoff Armstrong 2014-10-17 13:01:13 UTC
This is the case in 1.2.3. I recommend that this issue be closed.
Comment 3 Arpit Jha 2014-12-29 02:40:33 UTC
We have checked this issue and observed that no way exist to set RowDefinitions
Height and ColumnDefinitions Width as shown in screencast :http://www.screencast.com/t/i9JxFpzJxdy

Environment Info:

Xamarin.Forms : 1.3.0.6292
=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.5.4 (build 15)
Installation UUID: 3d25a767-a003-4a7d-9f5e-e57987cf6cf0
Runtime:
	Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/92c4884)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 310000031

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.1 (6602)
Build 6A1052c

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: 1.11.3.0 (Enterprise Edition)

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: 4.20.0.28 (Enterprise Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/mac360_xamarin/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1   (API level 7)
		2.2   (API level 8)
		2.3   (API level 10)
		3.1   (API level 12)
		4.0.3 (API level 15)
		4.4   (API level 19)
		5.0   (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode)

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: 8.4.0.43 (Enterprise Edition)
Hash: 840a925
Branch: 
Build date: 2014-11-16 21:03:22-0500

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 505040015
Git revision: f93940a35458a18052f1a25e106e62ca970d9c40
Build date: 2014-11-19 15:32:41-05
Xamarin addins: dc23cbd91a3a0e1d326328e1229e86c942a49ec8

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.0
Darwin mac360-xamarins-Mac-mini.local 14.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0
    Fri Sep 19 00:26:44 PDT 2014
    root:xnu-2782.1.97~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64