Implicit Button Style on Android causes memory leak

JamesLaveryJamesLavery GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭

As soon as we have an implicit style in App.xaml:

       <Style TargetType="Button">
            <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="{DynamicResource BaseFontSize}" />
            <Setter Property="HeightRequest" Value="{DynamicResource BaseButtonHeight}" />
            <Setter Property="BackgroundColor">
                    <OnPlatform x:TypeArguments="Color" Android="#d6d6d6" />

We get leak in our application. Just navigating to a page with a Button and back again (by popping) leaves memory behind.

Removing the Style removes the leak.

Any ideas on the cause and a resolution?

Version information:
UXDivers.Artina.Shared 2.0.52
UXDivers.Artina.Shared.Base 2.0.52
UXDivers.Effects 0.6.0

App running on Android 6.0.1

=== Visual Studio Community 2017 for Mac ===

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=== Build Information ===

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=== Operating System ===

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Thu Jun 23 18:25:34 PDT 2016
root:xnu-3248.60.10~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

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  • JohnHardmanJohnHardman GBUniversity mod
    edited September 2017

    @JamesLavery - Can you log a bug for this if you haven't already.

    I'm in the midst of re-factoring to use styles comprehensively. I haven't profiled since starting the re-factoring, but I have noticed (but not yet investigated) a slowdown on Android since starting the re-factor. I noticed it with, but have updated to and not seen any improvement.

  • JamesLaveryJamesLavery GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stripping down to a basic project removes the leak. So it must be something we're using/doing. We use Grial for styling, so that's the first suspect. I'll post results here.

  • NMackayNMackay GBInsider, University mod


    I haven't seen anything in the 2.4.0-pre release notes regarding this issue, if you could let us know if it's a memory leak it would be very helpful, we use this implicit style approach for every button in our app :neutral:

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