Bug 42491 - XamlCompilation does not find Font.FontAttributes
Summary: XamlCompilation does not find Font.FontAttributes
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Forms ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2016-07-12 12:30 UTC by Thomas Hagström
Modified: 2016-09-08 09:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Thomas Hagström 2016-07-12 12:30:11 UTC
# Steps to reproduce
- Create a Xamarin.Forms project
- Add a Font static resource with FontAttributes set
- Set XamlCompilation to XamlCompilationOptions.Compile for the XF assembly
- Compile the XF PCL project

# Expected behavior
Build succeeds

# Actual behavior
Build failes with:
No property, bindable property, or event found for 'FontAttributes'	XamLab	
E:\Source\Labs\XamLab\XamLab\XamLab\XamLab.App.xaml

# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)

# Test environment (full version information)
- Visual Studio 2015
- Windows 10
- Xamarin.Forms 2.3.0.107
Comment 1 Stephane Delcroix 2016-09-08 09:48:40 UTC
FontAttributes is not a settable property, so this will never work, with or without XamlC on.

The correct way to declare a Font in Xaml, be it as a resource or as a property value is to rely on the TypeConverter and define it as a string.

Like this

<ContentPage.Resources>
	<ResourceDictionary>
		<Font x:Key="font">foo,Bold,Italic,42</Font>
	</ResourceDictionary>
</ContentPage.Resources>