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WebView loosing selection on iOS on button tap #5175

carlos-ferreira opened this issue Feb 8, 2019 · 4 comments


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commented Feb 8, 2019


When we tap on a button with selected text on a webview, the keyboard closes and the text looses the selection.

It's working perfectly on Android but not on iOS.

This behavior doesn't happen by default on native iOS.

The native implementation is the following:
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Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a content page with a webview with a content editable html page and a button
  2. Tap on the content editable element
  3. Write some text
  4. Select the text
  5. Tap on the button on the content page

Expected Behavior

The keyboard shouldn't close and the text shouldn't loose it's selection nor should the keyboard close.

Actual Behavior

The text looses selection and the keyboard closes.

Basic Information

  • Version with issue:

  • Last known good version: None, never worked well.

  • IDE: Visual Studio 2017,Visual Studio 2019 Preview

  • Platform Target Frameworks: iOS

    • iOS: 12.1
  • Nuget Packages:

    • Prism.Forms - Version
    • Prism.Unity.Forms - Version
    • Xamarin.Forms - Version
  • Affected Devices: iPhone SE, iOS Simulator



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@pauldipietro pauldipietro added this to New in Triage Feb 8, 2019

@samhouts samhouts moved this from New to Ready For Work in Triage Feb 12, 2019

@samhouts samhouts added this to To do in iOS Ready For Work Feb 15, 2019

@samhouts samhouts removed this from Ready For Work in Triage Feb 15, 2019


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commented Feb 19, 2019

Any resolution on this? I am also facing the same issue.

@samhouts samhouts added the a/webview label Mar 21, 2019


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commented May 4, 2019

Hi Team,

Is there any updates on this ? Its a showstopper in our development works so please get rid of this issue ASAP.


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commented May 4, 2019

@dillibabun please submit a pull request ASAP. This issue is very very important!


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commented May 6, 2019

@ahmedalejo Even we are looking for the issue fix from Xamarin team and our development work stopped due to this issue.

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