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Update AbsoluteLayout bounds in parent Page from ContentView

BacNongTienBacNongTien VNMember ✭✭

Hi all,

I have a custom control name ButtonX (actually is a ContentView which contains few labels & image). This button is placed inside an AbsoluteLayout of MainPage. When user clicks on this button, I would like to update its position or size by using AbsoluteLayout.SetLayoutBounds method. But it doesn't work. Remember that, I update the bounds in ButtonX code, not in the MainPage code.

I have no idea how to do that, could you please help me to figure out the cause?

Thanks & best regards,


  • LandLuLandLu Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    I created a simple content view and define the button's click event there:

    public partial class ButtonX : ContentView
        public ButtonX()
        private void Button_Clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            AbsoluteLayout.SetLayoutBounds(this, new Rectangle(.5, 1, 100, 100));
            AbsoluteLayout.SetLayoutFlags(this, AbsoluteLayoutFlags.PositionProportional);

    Then I place this content view in the content page:

        <local:ButtonX AbsoluteLayout.LayoutBounds="0, 0, 100, 100" AbsoluteLayout.LayoutFlags="PositionProportional"/>

    This content view could be moved when I click the button:

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