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How to display each chip in different colors in the Xamarin.Forms ChipGroup?

Platform: Xamarin.Forms |
Control: SfChipGroup

You can display each chip in different colors by using the ItemTemplate support of SfChipGroup and the BackgroundColor property of SfChip.

The following code sample explains how to display each chip in different colors of the ChipGroup.


<syncfusion:SfChipGroup ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}" ChipBackgroundColor="Transparent"
    SelectedChipBackgroundColor="Transparent" Type="Filter" >
                <syncfusion:SfChip Text="{Binding Name}" BackgroundColor="{Binding ChipColor}"/>
        <FlexLayout HorizontalOptions="Start" 


public class ViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged
    private ObservableCollection<Model> employees;
    public ObservableCollection<Model> Employees
        get { return employees; }
            employees = value;
            PropertyChanged?.Invoke(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs("Employees"));
    public ViewModel()
        Employees = new ObservableCollection<Model>()
            new Model() { Name = "John", ChipColor = Color.DarkCyan },
            new Model() { Name = "James", ChipColor = Color.Black },
            new Model() { Name = "Linda", ChipColor = Color.DarkBlue },
            new Model() { Name = "Mark", ChipColor = Color.DeepPink }


SfChip with different colors

See Also:


Customize the appearance of Xamarin SfChip


How to change the chips type in Xamarin SfChip


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Feb 14, 2020

when i copy this code the "Text" appear blank. I have to remove the ChipLayout for it to appear correctly. It seams like the DataTemplate and ChipLayout are mutually exclusive. Is this correct?

Saravanan Madheswaran [Syncfusion]
Aug 19, 2020

Hi Vincent,

Due to having the framework level issue with FlexLayout in the latest Xamarin.Forms 4.2.x.x and above, it has been occurred. Could you please ensure this with 3.6 version? To obtain the same behavior as per in this document, please change the any other layout instead of FlexLayout.


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