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When XAML compilation is enabled, an exception is thrown when loading a page that contains an AbsoluteLayout with a child whose LayoutBounds use AutoSize:
System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot convert ".5, .5, AutoSize, AutoSize" into Xamarin.Forms.Rectangle
at Xamarin.Forms.RectangleTypeConverter.ConvertFrom (System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture, System.Object value) [0x000aa] in <filename unknown>:0
at Sample.MainPage.InitializeComponent () [0x0004b] in <filename unknown>:0
at Sample.MainPage..ctor () [0x00008] in /Development/Sample/MainPage.xaml.cs:14
at Sample.App..ctor () [0x00008] in /Development/Sample/Sample.cs:12
at Sample.iOS.AppDelegate.FinishedLaunching (UIKit.UIApplication app, Foundation.NSDictionary options) [0x00007] in /Development/Sample/iOS/AppDelegate.cs:17
at at (wrapper managed-to-native) UIKit.UIApplication:UIApplicationMain (int,string,intptr,intptr)
at UIKit.UIApplication.Main (System.String args, IntPtr principal, IntPtr delegate) [0x00005] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/2506/eb4c1ef1/source/maccore/src/UIKit/UIApplication.cs:77
at UIKit.UIApplication.Main (System.String args, System.String principalClassName, System.String delegateClassName) [0x00038] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/2506/eb4c1ef1/source/maccore/src/UIKit/UIApplication.cs:61
at Sample.iOS.Application.Main (System.String args) [0x00008] in /Development/Sample/iOS/Main.cs:17
Attached is a sample app that demonstrates the issue.
Created attachment 14293 [details]
To confirm the issue: it happens in my project too.
Forms version: 188.8.131.5290
Workaround: use -1 instead of AutoSize