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Rendering when page is hidden?

Question asked by Dendroyka on Oct 22, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2019 by Dendroyka

On iOS it is a no-no to try and do any drawing when the page is not visible. On Xamarin.Forms it's really hard to catch all the times this can happen and act quickly enough. So, my question is whether the runtime is already handling this for me? 

 

So, for example, if the location display is on and the app gets backgrounded - if a GPS update is in the middle of being processed, will the runtime do the right thing and not try to update the location marker? Or, am I supposed to try and turn off the location marker as fast as possible when I detect the app getting backgrounded? 

 

If I update a graphic on the map in response to a GPS event, but the app gets backgrounded before it is drawn by the runtime, what happens?

 

On Forms I don't get a Page Disappearing when the app is backgrounded.

 

Another possible race happens if I open a new page on top of the Map View - I will get a Page Appearing of the new page before I get a Page Disappearing from the Map View page. Does that mean there is potential for a draw to occur while the map is hidden?

 

Not only am I curious, but I am getting untraceable crashes randomly when the map is being hidden. I get no crash logs from them so I don't even know what code is crashing (I know, not helpful to you). 

 

Any insight about the way I should be handling these situations would be great. 

 

Thanks

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