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The WinUI Shimmer control is used to improve the responsiveness of an application by showing a modern shimmer effect when data is being loaded in the background.

WinUI Shimmer overview.

Built-in types

The WinUI Shimmer control provides different built-in types such as article, circle persona, feed, profile, shopping, square persona, and video.

Built-in types in WinUI Shimmer.

Custom layout

Custom shimmer patterns in a variety of forms provide an alternative to the built-in shimmer types.

Custom layout in WinUI Shimmer.


The appearance of a WinUI Shimmer control is highly customizable.


The fill color of the shimmer view can be changed as desired by the user.

Fill in WinUI Shimmer.

Wave color

The shimmer wave color can be changed to the desired color.

Wave color in WinUI Shimmer.

Wave width

The wave width can be changed to the desired value.

Wave width in WinuI Shimmer.

Repeat count

The number of times the shimmer shape should be repeated.

Repeat count in WinUI Shimmer.

Wave duration

The wave duration determines the duration of the animation wave in milliseconds.

Wave duration in WinUI Shimmer.

WinUI Shimmer code example

Easily get started with the WinUI Shimmer using a few simple lines of XAML and CS code examples as demonstrated below.

    Background="{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
      <syncfusion:SfShimmer />
// Creating an instance of the Shimmer control
SfShimmer Shimmer = new SfShimmer();

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