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Xamarin.Forms - Custom TitleView | Xamarin.Forms Tutorials

In this article, you will learn how to create a custom TitleView in Xamarin.Forms.

Xamarin.Forms - Custom TitleView

Introduction

Xamarin.Forms code runs on multiple platforms - each of which has its own filesystem. This means that reading and writing files is most easily done using the native file APIs on each platform. Alternatively, embedded resources are a simpler solution to distribute data files with an app.

Prerequisites

  • Visual Studio 2017 or later (Windows or Mac)

Setting up a Xamarin.Forms Project

Start by creating a new Xamarin.Forms project. You wíll learn more by going through the steps yourself.

Create a new or existing Xamarin forms(.Net standard) Project. With Android and iOS Platform.

Simple Title

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml"
             xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
             mc:Ignorable="d"
             x:Class="XamarinApp.MainPage"
             Title="My Page">

    <StackLayout Margin="0,100,0,0" VerticalOptions="StartAndExpand">
        <Image VerticalOptions="Center" Source="xamarinmonkeysbanner.png"/>
    </StackLayout>
</ContentPage>

 

Simple TitleView with NavigationView

App.Xaml.cs

Your page must be a Navigation Page

 public App()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            MainPage = new NavigationPage(new MainPage());
        }


Here, we going to use NavigationPage,TitleView. You can use this for Custom TitleView.

MainPage.Xaml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" mc:Ignorable="d" x:Class="XamarinApp.MainPage">

    <NavigationPage.TitleView>
        <StackLayout HorizontalOptions="Center" VerticalOptions="Center"  Orientation="Horizontal">
            <Label HorizontalOptions="Center" VerticalTextAlignment="Center" Text="MyPage" FontSize="Small"/>
            
        </StackLayout>
    </NavigationPage.TitleView>


    <StackLayout Margin="0,100,0,0" VerticalOptions="StartAndExpand">
        <Image VerticalOptions="Center" Source="xamarinmonkeysbanner.png"/>
    </StackLayout>
</ContentPage>

Title with Icon

Now, added Title with Image in TitleView

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" mc:Ignorable="d" x:Class="XamarinApp.MainPage">

    <NavigationPage.TitleView>
        <StackLayout HorizontalOptions="Center" VerticalOptions="Center"  Orientation="Horizontal">
            <Label HorizontalOptions="Center" VerticalTextAlignment="Center" Text="Refresh" FontSize="Small"/>
            <Image VerticalOptions="Center"  HorizontalOptions="End" Source="sync.png"/>
        </StackLayout>
    </NavigationPage.TitleView>


    <StackLayout Margin="0,100,0,0" VerticalOptions="StartAndExpand">
        <Image VerticalOptions="Center" Source="xamarinmonkeysbanner.png"/>
    </StackLayout>
</ContentPage>

TitleView with SearchView

You can add SearchBar also in the TitleView

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml"
             xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
             mc:Ignorable="d" x:Class="XamarinApp.MainPage">

    <NavigationPage.TitleView>
       <SearchBar Placeholder="Search items..."
           HorizontalTextAlignment="Center"
           FontSize="Medium"
           />
    </NavigationPage.TitleView>


    <StackLayout Margin="0,100,0,0" VerticalOptions="StartAndExpand">
        
        <Image VerticalOptions="Center" Source="xamarinmonkeysbanner.png"/>
    </StackLayout>
</ContentPage>

Custom TitleView

Here, Going to create a common TitleView, you can reuse your Content pages.

TitleView.Xaml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ContentView xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" x:Class="XamarinApp.CustomView.TitleView">
    <ContentView.Content>
        <Label HorizontalOptions="Center" Text="Xamarin Monkeys"/>
    </ContentView.Content>
</ContentView>

Consume TitleView

Now, Consume the TitleView from your custom files folder.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml"
             xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
             xmlns:TitleView="clr-namespace:XamarinApp.CustomView"
             mc:Ignorable="d" x:Class="XamarinApp.MainPage">

    <NavigationPage.TitleView>
      <TitleView:TitleView/>
    </NavigationPage.TitleView>


    <StackLayout Margin="0,100,0,0" VerticalOptions="StartAndExpand">
        
        <Image VerticalOptions="Center" Source="xamarinmonkeysbanner.png"/>
    </StackLayout>
</ContentPage>

I hope you have understood you will learn how to create a custom TitleView in Xamarin.Forms.

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