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The Xamarin.Forms Calendar control allows users to easily select single or multiple dates like built-in calendar. It provides smooth gestures for navigation between month and year views. The key features include the following:

  • Ability to disable date selection for certain dates and within a specific date range.
  • Appearance customization.
  • Displaying events in inline or agenda view.
  • Globalization and localization to meet the needs of various regions.

Month and year views

Display and navigate dates with an intuitive user interface using built-in month and year views. Month view displays dates of a month with horizontal and vertical navigation and the year view displays months of a year with vertical navigation. It also supports programmatic navigation.

Date selection

The Xamarin calendar view supports selecting a single, multiple, and range of dates. It also supports programmatic selection.

Date restriction

Prevents navigation beyond the specified minimum and maximum dates to restricts the users from selecting certain dates.

Date restriction support in xamarin forms calendar control

Blackout dates

Disables interactions and selections for certain dates. This is useful when you want to block user interaction during holidays or any other special events.

Blackout dates in Xamarin forms calendar control

Special dates

The Xamarin calendar component provides a flexible way for highlighting special dates using custom templates.

Highlighting special dates in Xamarin forms calendar

Appearance Customization

The Calendar control style can be customized in the following aspects to fit the UI with the rest of your application.

  • Weekends and week days
  • Header and view headers
  • Current day
  • Month cells and year cells
  • Inline view

Appearance customization in Xamarin forms calendar control

Calendar events

Month calendar supports addition of events for specific dates. It displays indicators in month cells to denote the events. It also shows event details of the selected date in inline or agenda view.

Events customization

Support to customize inline and agenda view events using template and template selector.

Events customization in Xamarin forms calendar

First day of week

Change the first day of a week based on the application culture. In the month and year views, the days that follow the specified start day will be displayed in the calendar.

First day of week in Xamarin forms calendar

Globalization and localization

Globalization support in Xamarin forms calendar


Displays date-time formats and headers in different cultures. Thus, it meets the needs of different regions.

Localization support in Xamarin forms calendar


Localizes all static text in the calendar. It is useful to meet the need of a particular language.


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

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