Troubleshooting Prism Xamarin Forms

for the record i’m currently running with the Unity DI framework

totally silent app crash on NavigateAsync

this is super frustrating when you don’t get any exception stack at all to go on…
i can’t tell you how many times i’ve brainfarted a simple typo bug which blows up the xaml parse … so check that well before you get too cranky… e.g. i always forget the “{Binding }” around my commands!?!?
but if you can easily, temporarily set your initial page navigation (typically in your App.xaml.cs::App.OnInitialized) to go directly to your offending page
and then make sure to put a .Wait() on the end of the call… doing these two things allows the otherwise silent exceptions to show up and hopefully that’s just the clue you need

ViewModelLocationProvider naming bug

i stumbled into naming one of my pages “PdfView” and it went haywire not binding to my “PdfViewViewModel” but instead probably the first viewmodel instantiated