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How to apply the ListView item text color in Xamarin.Forms (SfListView)

Platform: Xamarin.Forms |
Control: SfListView |
Published Date: July 8, 2020 |
Last Revised Date: July 8, 2020

You can apply different text color to the element loaded within the ItemTemplate by using the TextColor property with converter in Xamarin.Forms SfListView.


Define the converter for the Label.TextColor.

<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
            <local:ColorConverter x:Key="ColorConverter"/>
            <syncfusion:SfListView x:Name="listView" ItemSize="60" ItemsSource="{Binding ContactsInfo}">
                <syncfusion:SfListView.ItemTemplate >
                        <Grid x:Name="grid">
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="70" />
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="100" />
                            <Image Source="{Binding ContactImage}" VerticalOptions="Center" HorizontalOptions="Center" HeightRequest="50" WidthRequest="50"/>
                            <Grid Grid.Column="1" RowSpacing="1" Padding="10,0,0,0" VerticalOptions="Center">
                                <Label LineBreakMode="NoWrap" TextColor="{Binding .,Converter={StaticResource ColorConverter},ConverterParameter={x:Reference Name=listView}}" Text="{Binding ContactName}"/>
                                <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" TextColor="{Binding .,Converter={StaticResource ColorConverter},ConverterParameter={x:Reference Name=listView}}" LineBreakMode="NoWrap" Text="{Binding ContactNumber}"/>
                            <Label Grid.Column="2" TextColor="{Binding .,Converter={StaticResource ColorConverter},ConverterParameter={x:Reference Name=listView}}" LineBreakMode="NoWrap" Text="{Binding ContactType}" VerticalOptions="CenterAndExpand" HorizontalOptions="CenterAndExpand"/>


Returns TextColor based on the ContactType property.

public class ColorConverter : IValueConverter
    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
        if (value == null)
            return false;
        var itemdata = value as Contacts;
        if (itemdata.ContactType == "HOME")
            return Color.RoyalBlue;
        else if (itemdata.ContactType == "WORK")
            return Color.PaleGreen;
        else if (itemdata.ContactType == "MOBILE")
            return Color.HotPink;
        else if (itemdata.ContactType == "OTHER")
            return Color.DarkGoldenrod;
            return Color.BlueViolet;
    public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
        throw new NotImplementedException();


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