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The segmented control provides a linear set of two or more segments, each of which functions as a button.

Display modes

Depending on your application, different scenarios may require icons, text, or a combination of both for effective communication. The segmented control supports these three options.


Items populated in the segmented control will be displayed as text by default.


Items populated in the segmented control can be displayed as icons.

Image with text

Items populated in the segmented control can be displayed as icons with accompanying text.


When the available space in the segmented control is not equally distributed, the items beyond the edges of the control can be viewed by scrolling the panel.

Data source

Segments can be populated from a collection of strings, views, or a collection of objects in a built-in class.

String collection

Set a collection of strings as a data source.

View collection

Custom views or images can be added as segments.

Segment item collection

Customize the text or icons, or use other built-in customization options available for the segments. Segment item collections can also be used.

Icon fonts

Use icon fonts to avoid icon scalability issues and reduce the app footprint by avoiding solid images.


The segmented control can be customized to behave as a switch with two or more options.

Selection indicators

A selection strip is used to indicate the selected item in the segmented control. The selection strip can be customized in many forms.


The selection strip can be set as a border to highlight the selected item.


The selection strip can be placed over a segment item to indicate it is selected. You can customize its color to highlight the item.

Top placement

The selection strip can be displayed as a line with customizable color and thickness. It can be positioned at the top of an item.

Bottom placement

The selection strip can be displayed as a line with customizable color and thickness. It can be positioned at the bottom of an item.


The segmented control supports customizing the segment color, text color, icon size, selection color, and more, enabling the segments to fit your application’s theme. It can be customized in the following areas.

Font size

The font size can be customized with pixel precision or with standard options such as small, medium, and large.

Font family

The control supports traditional and custom fonts to suit your application. Some iconic fonts are supported too.

Text color

The text color can be customized for normal and selected states with the available color collection or any hex color code.

Item color

The background color of all the items can be customized.

Border color

The border color can be customized for all items.

Border thickness

The border thickness can be customized for all items.

Corner radius

The corner radius can be customized for selection strips and items.


Spacing between the items in the control can also be customized.


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