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Default and Custom Editors

The data form includes built-in support for various editors to handle different data types, as well as custom editors. Built-in editors are automatically generated based on data annotations and the type of field. The following built-in editors are available:

Text editor in DataForm

Text Editor

Numeric editor in DataForm

Numeric Editor

NumericUpDown editor in DataForm

Numeric Up-Down Editor

Picker in DataForm


Date picker in DataForm

Date Picker

Time picker in DataForm

Time Picker

CheckBox in DataForm

Check Box

Segmented editor in DataForm

Segmented Editor

Password editor in DataForm

Password Editor


CommitMode support in DataForm

Commit Mode

Editing support with LostFocus, PropertyChanged, and Explicit commit modes determine when an edited value should be updated in the data object.

ReadOnly support in DataForm

Read-Only Mode

The data form supports a read-only display mode that also allows specific fields to be made read-only.

Validation and Error Indication

  • Built-in support to validate data and display error information based on IDataErrorInfo, INotifyDataErrorInfo, and data annotations.
  • Provides support for custom validations.
  • Supports displaying a positive message on valid data fields.

Validation support in DataForm


  • Data fields can be grouped with captions for better categorization.
  • Expand or collapse groups to easily navigate through more data fields.

Grouping support in DataForm


Provides support for linear and grid layouts. The linear layout arranges items in a single column, whereas the grid layout arranges items in a predefined number of columns.


Label position in DataForm

Label Position

Labels can be positioned to the left or the top of the editor.

Width and height customization in DataForm

Width and Height Customization

Each data field’s width and height can be customized. The width ratio of labels and editors are also customizable.

WaterMark support in DataForm


Display watermarks to guide users.

Show or Hide Fields

Show or hide data form fields dynamically.

Image label in DataForm

Image Label

A label can be displayed with images for easier comprehension.

Data annotation support in DataForm

Data Annotations

Data form fields can be customized based on data annotation attributes.


  • Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS

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