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How to get the dynamic theme change effect in numeric control inside the Xamarin.Forms text input layout (SfTextInputLayout)

Platform: Xamarin.Forms |
Control: SfNumericUpDown |
Published Date: August 27, 2020 |
Last Revised Date: August 27, 2020

This article explains how to dynamically change the theme when having a UI contains the  Syncfusion Xamarin Forms NumericTextBox inside the SfTextInputLayour as follows.


dynamic theme effect


In case of requirement to have a specific control’s theme effect, add the SfNumericTextBoxStyles and SfTextInputLayoutStyles by following the provided guidelines in this link.



                <syncTheme:LightTheme />
                <buttons:SfButtonStyles />
    <StackLayout Margin="20" VerticalOptions="CenterAndExpand">
            <syncfusion:SfNumericTextBox  Value="123.45" />
        <Button  Text="Light" x:Name="button" Clicked="Button_Clicked"   
                 VerticalOptions="Center" />


On the button click, remove the previously added theme and add a new required theme to the merged dictionaries as follows.



        private void Button_Clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            ICollection<ResourceDictionary> mergedDictionaries = Application.Current.Resources.MergedDictionaries;
            if (button.Text == "Light")
                var lightTheme = mergedDictionaries.OfType<LightTheme>().FirstOrDefault();
                if (lightTheme != null)
                mergedDictionaries.Add(new DarkTheme());
                button.Text = "Dark";
                var darkTheme = mergedDictionaries.OfType<DarkTheme>().FirstOrDefault();
                if (darkTheme != null)
                mergedDictionaries.Add(new LightTheme());
                button.Text = "Light";



View the sample in GitHub.


See also

How to set a custom background, text, and border colors for the SfNumericTextBox

How to customize the font style of SfNumericTextBox

Localization in Xamarin Numeric Entry (SfNumericTextBox)

Number Formatting in Xamarin Numeric Entry (SfNumericTextBox)

Return Type in Xamarin Numeric Entry (SfNumericTextBox)




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