Xamarin.Forms - Change Entry Return Button

Delpin Susai Raj Wednesday, 12 June 2019

In this blog post, you will learn how to change entry return button in Xamarin.Forms.


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.

Custom Renderers

Xamarin.Forms user interfaces are rendered using the native controls of the target platform, allowing Xamarin.Forms applications to retain the appropriate look and feel for each platform. Custom Renderers let developers override this process to customize the appearance and behaviour of Xamarin.Forms controls on each platform.

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.

Visual Studio 2019 has more options in the opening window. Clone or check out the code from any repository or, open a project or solution for your computer.

Now, you need to click "Create a new project".
Now, filter by Project Type: Mobile

Choose the Mobile App (Xamarin. forms) project under C# and Mobile.

Name your app. You probably want your project and solution to use the same name as your app. Put it on your preferred location for projects and click "Create".

Now, select the blank app and target platforms - Android, iOS and Windows (UWP).

Subsequently, go to the solution. In there, you get all the files and sources of your project (.NET Standard). Now, select the XAML page and double-click to open the MainPage.Xaml page.

You now have a basic Xamarin.Forms app. Click the Play button to try it out.

Create a Custom Entry

Now, create an Inherit class form Entry for Customising the Entry control.

Now, write the following code.

CustomEntry.cs

Android Implementation

In this step, create an inherit Class form, EntryRenderer for customizing the Entry control.

Now, write the code given below.

CustomEntryRenderer.cs

iOS Implementation

In this step, create an inherit Class form, EntryRenderer for customizing the Entry control.

Now, write the code given below.

CustomEntryRenderer.cs

Setting up the User Interface

Go to MainPage.Xaml and write the following code.

MainPage.xaml


Click the "Play" button to try it out.
I hope you have understood how to change entry return button in Xamarin.Forms..

Thanks for reading. Please share your comments and feedback. Happy Coding :)


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