Xamarin form app restarts when theme is changed.

Raj 1 Reputation point


  1. Xamarin form app is installed on Android.
  2. Change the theme in Settings app.
  3. From multitask go back to the form app
  4. The app will restarts.

Expected : The dark theme should be applied without the app restart.

Please let us know if any other workarounds.

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  1. JarvanZhang 23,931 Reputation points


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    The dark theme should be applied without the app restart.

    To respond to theme changes on Android, please make sure you've included the ConfigChanges.UiMode flag in the Activity attribute of your MainActivity class as below.

       [Activity(Theme = "@style/MainTheme", MainLauncher = true, ConfigurationChanges = =ConfigChanges.UiMode ...)]  
       public class MainActivity : global::Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.FormsAppCompatActivity  

    For more details, you could refer to this doc: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/runtime-changes

    Best Regards,

    Jarvan Zhang

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