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Overview

Xamarin.Forms Text Input Layout or Label Entry is a container control that allows you add a floating label, a password toggle icon to show or hide passwords, leading and trailing icons, and assistive labels such as error messages and help text on top of input controls.



Container types

  • Filled: The background of the input view will be filled with the container color, and the baseline stroke and thickness will be changed based on the state of the input view.
  • Outlined: The container will be framed with a rounded border.
  • None: The container will have an empty background and space around it.

Shows the container type in Xamarin.Forms Entry with floating labels.


States

Indicate the focused, unfocused, error, and disabled states of the control.

Shows the Xamarin.Forms floating label states focused, unfocused, error, and disabled.


Password visibility toggling

Enable the password toggle icon to show or hide a password interactively.

Shows password visibility toggling icon in Xamarin.Forms Entry control.


Assistive labels

Assistive labels provide more information about the input text.

Shows hints or floating labels in Xamarin.Forms Entry, Masked Entry, Numeric Entry, and Editor controls.

Floating labels and hints

Avoid additional labels by adding hint text, giving the input view more space. The hint text moves from the middle to the top to show a floating label when the input becomes active.

Shows helper text in Xamarin.Forms Entry, Masked Entry, Numeric Entry, and Editor controls.

Helper text

The helper text provides additional information about the text to be entered.

Shows error text in Xamarin.Forms Entry, Masked Entry, Numeric Entry, and Editor controls.

Error text

Displaying error text can assist in solving validation errors.

Shows character count in Xamarin.Forms Entry, Masked Entry, Numeric Entry, and Editor controls.

Character count

The maximum number of characters that can be entered in the text field can be displayed.


Leading and trailing icons

Add a leading icon to indicate the input type, such as birth date, phone number, or password. Use a trailing icon to add a clear button, error icon, voice input icon, or drop-down icon.

Shows leading and trailing icons in Xamarin.Forms Entry, Masked Entry, Numeric Entry, and Editor controls.


Colors

Apply appealing colors to all the elements of the Text Input Layout control to match your app theme.

Customize the colors of the container, focused, unfocused, and error states.


Custom fonts

Customize the font family, font size, and font attributes for the hint text, error text, helper text, and counter label.

Customize the font for the Text Input Layout.


Padding

Customize the padding around the input view.

Customize the padding for input view.


RTL

Render the control in the right-to-left direction for the required languages.

RTL support for Text Input Layout.


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