Bug 34876 - [Forms] Android - ActivityIndicator's Color property does not change the color of the indicator
Summary: [Forms] Android - ActivityIndicator's Color property does not change the colo...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 1.5.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2015-10-14 15:26 UTC by Matthew Regul
Modified: 2016-04-13 18:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: ra ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Matthew Regul 2015-10-14 15:26:52 UTC
**Overview:**
In Forms you can easily change the ActivityIndicator's color just by changing the Color property, but when deploying to Android the Indicator will keep to the Android theme's default color & style.

- iOS Screenshot - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ExampleiOS.png
- Android Screenshot - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ExampleAndroid.png

(( As a side note, this might also be an issue with Windows Phone as well, as things are changed by providing a different 'ControlTemplate' in XAML in the native WinPhone project ))

(Android Workaround at bottom)


**Steps to Reproduce:**
Run the Android project from this **non-themed** sample
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ActivityIndicatorSample_NoTheme.zip


**Actual Results:**
iOS ActivityIndicator's have custom colors, while Android's are all the same (blue)
- iOS Screenshot - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ExampleiOS.png
- Android Screenshot - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ExampleAndroid.png


**Expected Results:**
Unified colors between iOS and Android, *if* the color property is supplied


**Build Date & Platform:**
XF 1.5.0.6447


**Additional Information:**
I created a workaround by manually adding my own theme for the ActivityIndicator, using the following forum discussion as a guide - https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/37934/activity-indicator-color

Custom Android Themed Forms ActivityIndicator Project:
 Screenshot - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/SpinnerThemed.png
 Download - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62849286/Bugs/BugAndroidActivityIndicatorColor/ActivityIndicatorSample_Theme.zip
 Sample's Major Players:
 - MainActivity.cs -- The Theme is defined above the MainActivity class, The selected Theme is called ColorSpinner
 - Resources/values/colors.xml -- Contains the the theme "ColorSpinner"
 - Resources/drawable/progress_bar.xml -- Contains the details about the overridden spinner - thickness, *colors*, type, etc.
 In my example I use Green, fading to Blue, fading to Red. The developer would have to change these colors to match their desired color(s) to match their Forms page.


**Computer Details:**
 === Xamarin Studio ===

 Version 5.10 (build 811)
 Installation UUID: 3477b147-e3de-47d4-87f5-4f0230db8f1e
 Runtime:
 	Mono 4.2.1 (explicit/804ddbc)
 	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

 	Package version: 402010060

 === Xamarin.Profiler ===

 Version: 0.20.81.0
 Location: /Applications/Xamarin Profiler.app/Contents/MacOS/Xamarin Profiler

 === Xamarin.Android ===

 Version: 6.0.0.8 (Enterprise Edition)
 Android SDK: /Users/matthewr/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
 	Supported Android versions:
 		2.3   (API level 10)
 		4.0.3 (API level 15)
 		4.4   (API level 19)
 		5.0   (API level 21)
 		5.1   (API level 22)

 SDK Tools Version: 24.3.4
 SDK Platform Tools Version: 23.0.1
 SDK Build Tools Version: 22.0.1

 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 Android Player ===

 Version: 0.5.6
 Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app

 === Apple Developer Tools ===

 Xcode 7.0 (8227)
 Build 7A220

 === Xamarin.iOS ===

 Version: 9.2.0.84 (Enterprise Edition)
 Hash: b5396c2
 Branch: master
 Build date: 2015-09-30 15:22:15-0400

 === Xamarin.Mac ===

 Version: 2.4.0.79 (Enterprise Edition)

 === Build Information ===

 Release ID: 510000811
 Git revision: 34cd31ea72536afab530c14d9220b286075e83cd
 Build date: 2015-09-30 10:40:37-04
 Xamarin addins: 8e6fccfc0c19a7e0b7b11be925f09751d827eb5c
 Build lane: monodevelop-lion-cycle6

 === Operating System ===

 Mac OS X 10.10.5
 Darwin mMac.home 14.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.5.0
     Wed Jul 29 02:26:53 PDT 2015
     root:xnu-2782.40.9~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 2 Jason Smith [MSFT] 2016-04-13 18:53:01 UTC
Thank you for taking the time to submit this report. After reviewing the description of this bug, we believe it no longer 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

Warm regards,
Xamarin Forms Team