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The Xamarin.Forms tabbed view provides a simple and intuitive interface for tab navigation in mobile application, where users can explore and switch between different tabs.

Adding multiple tabs

The Xamarin.Forms tabbed view will display a list of tabs that will hold the required views. Populate tabs either by adding each tab item or binding it to a data source. It can hold any number of tab items. Users can define the visible tabs count and access the remaining tabs by using the drop-down menu or simply scrolling to make them visible.

Multiple tabs in Xamarin.Forms tabbed view

Swipe navigation

Swipe the content to easily navigate among the tabs with smooth transition.

Xamarin.Forms tabbed view illustration for swipe navigation


Only the selected tab view can occupy the entire content area. Users can explore and switch between different views by simply tapping on the header or swiping.

Xamarin.Forms tabbed view with selected tab

Top and Bottom Tab Navigation

The tabbed view header panel can be placed either at the top or bottom.

Bottom tab navigation in Xamarin.Forms tabbed view

Icon text relation

There may be scenarios where icons, text, or text with icons are optimal. The Xamarin.Forms Tabbed View comes with all these options.

Header customization

Customize the header color, text color, icon size, and selection color to fit your application’s theme.

Xamarin.Forms tabbed view header with visually customized text

Custom tab header

Add custom view in the tab header to display additional views like badge, close button etc.,

Notification view in Xamarin.Forms tabbed view header

Icon font

Use the built-in icon font support of tabbed view to get rid of icon scalability issues and reduce app footage by avoiding solid images.

Font icon support in Xamarin.Forms tabbed view


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

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