In the iOS version of the Xamarin.forms app I'm writing, I need to increase the height of the Entry field that you touch in order to show the picker (not the wheel picker view itself that appears when you click/touch the entry field). My XAML is a simple , and for Android and WinPhone, I was able to create custom effects attached to it that did this one way or another.
However, the iOS Control (UIKit.UITextField) doesn't seem to have a simple way of updating or modifying the height of the underlying touchable Entry field. Looking at something like this: https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/blob/master/Xamarin.Forms.Platform.iOS/Renderers/PickerRenderer.cs
It seems there's definitely an underlying Entry / text field that gets created natively, with just focus enabled... but how can we modify the height of it??? Or, barring that, to get creative... how can we modify the padding inside of it to artificially increase the height??
Why is this so difficult, surely I can't be the only one that has ever needed to adjust the height of the picker control??