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The Xamarin Rating control is similar to the Android RatingBar control that allows users to select a rating value from a group of visual symbols like stars or emojis.

Flexible precision

Xamarin.Forms Rating control provides flexible precision to handle full, half, or exact values.


Provides whole values for selecting a rating.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing full-value rating selection support


Allows selection to the nearest half-value for assigning a rating.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing half-value rating selection support


Provides precise values for rating selection.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with exact rating selection

Custom view

The Xamarin.Forms Rating control provides two custom view collection options, normal and selected, to change the look and feel of the control. They are used to build a reaction or mood interface rating as seen in social network apps such as Facebook.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with custom rating view support

Set as read-only

The Xamarin.Forms Rating control can also be used in a read-only state that allows users to only view the control. In this mode, users cannot interact with the control.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control in read-only mode


The Xamarin.Forms Rating control provides tooltips that indicate the selected value when the user interacts with the control.


Place tooltips at either the bottom or top of the control. You can also view the rating control without tooltips.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing tooltips placed at the top and bottom


Precision in the tooltip values allow users to know the accurate value to which the control is filled.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing different tooltip precision


The Xamarin.Forms Rating control supports customizing the item color, item border color, spacing, selection color, and more, enabling the items to fit your application theme.

Border thickness

You can customizing the border thickness of the Rating control.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing customized border thickness

Item size

You can make the control more accessible and enhance its accuracy by customizing the item size.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control showing customized item size.

Item count

The item count can be specified so that users can rate up to whatever value they desire (e.g., 5 stars, 6 stars, etc.).

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with customized item count


Specify the space between each item in the Rating control.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with customized item spacing

Selected and normal colors

Customize the fill color for the selected and normal states of an item.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with customized selected color

Border color

An item’s border color can make its appearance more attractive. Use the border color to highlight the selected and unselected item fill color.

Xamarin.Forms Rating control with customized border color

Xamarin.Forms Rating Code Example

Easily get started with the Xamarin.Forms Rating using a few simple lines of XAML and C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our Xamarin.Forms Rating Example that shows you how to render and configure the Rating for Xamarin.Forms.

<rating:SfRating x:Name="rating" />
using Syncfusion.SfRating.XForms;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace GettingStarted
    SfRating rating;public MainPage()
		rating = new SfRating();
		this.Content = rating;


  • Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS
The most downloaded control (based on the nuget.org download count).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Options for deciding the accuracy level of a rating.
  • Support for a read-only rating view to show an overall rating.
  • Support for determining the number of rating items to be displayed and the ability to control their size.
  • Built-in tooltips to show rating value to the user.
  • A reaction or mood interface similar to those in social network apps such as Facebook.
  • One of the best Xamarin rating controls in the market, offering a feature-rich, interactive UI.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos, documentation, and to learn quickly and get started with the Rating control.

You can find our Xamarin Rating demo here.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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