Getting Started with UWP Busy Indicator (SfBusyIndicator)

8 Nov 2019 / 2 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a visual representation indicating background running process with animation using SfBusyIndicator control.

Adding SfBusyIndicator Control

Create a Universal Windows Platform project in Visual Studio and refer to the “Syncfusion.SfBusyIndicator.UWP” assembly.

1.Include the namespace for Syncfusion.SfBusyIndicator.UWP assembly in MainPage.xaml

<Page xmlns=""



2.Now add the SfBusyIndicator control with a required optimal name using the included namespace

<notification:SfBusyIndicator x:Name="busyIndicator">
SfBusyIndicator busyIndicator = new SfBusyIndicator();
Dim busyIndicator As New SfBusyIndicator()

Animation Winmil

Choosing Animation

Choose an animation from the available built-in animations and set it using AnimationType property.

<Grid Background="CornFlowerBlue"/>

<notification:SfBusyIndicator AnimationType="Gear"/>

SfBusyIndicator busyIndicator = new SfBusyIndicator() { AnimationType = AnimationTypes.Gear };
Dim busyIndicator As New SfBusyIndicator() With {.AnimationType = AnimationTypes.Gear}

Animation Gear

Setting Busy Header

Set the Header property with text “Loading…” to display a busy status and customize the header with HeaderTemplate property as given below:

<Grid Background="CornFlowerBlue"/>

<notification:SfBusyIndicator Header="Loading..."/>

SfBusyIndicator busyIndicator = new SfBusyIndicator() { Header="Loading..." };
Dim busyIndicator As New SfBusyIndicator() With {.Header="Loading..."}

Provide the Header Text