Built-in Views

3 Sep 20209 minutes to read

Xamarin.Android calendar control provides 4 different types of views such month, year, decade and century. It allows users to easily select and navigate between all built-in views. This can be achieved by using ViewMode property of SfCalendar.

NOTE

By default calendar control is assigned with month view.

Month view

This displays entire dates of a particular month, by default current month will be displayed on Loading. The current date is provided with unique color different from the rest of the dates color in a month. The events availability will be denoted within the cell based on its duration.

The dates in month view can be selected by four ways such as single, multiple, range and multi range selections which can be achieved using SelectionMode

  • c#
  • SfCalendar sfCalendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    sfCalendar.ViewMode = ViewMode.MonthView;

    Month View in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Trailing and leading days

    The SfCalendar allows you hide the days of the next month and previous month in calendar to enhance the appearance. This can be achieved by enabling the ShowLeadingAndTrailingDays property. The following code demonstrates how to hide the leading and trailing dates in calendar.

    SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    calendar.ViewMode = ViewMode.MonthView;
    calendar.ShowLeadingAndTrailingDays = true;
    this.Content = calendar;

    Month View in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    NOTE

    • The DrawMonthCell event is triggered for the current month dates.
    • The VisibleDates in the MonthChanged event will return the current month dates.

    Month view customization

    • The current day text color can be modified using TodayTextColor.
    • The month view label settings class has the APIs to change date text size, day text size and various format options.
    • The Background color of the inline view can be modified using InlineBackgroundColor property.
  • c#
  • SfCalendar sfCalendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    MonthViewLabelSetting labelSettings = new MonthViewLabelSetting();
    labelSettings.DayLabelSize = 10;
    labelSettings.DayFormat = "EEE";
    labelSettings.DateLabelSize = 12;
    
    MonthViewSettings monthViewSettings = new MonthViewSettings();
    monthViewSettings.TodayTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#1B79D6");
    monthViewSettings.InlineBackgroundColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#E4E8ED");
    monthViewSettings.WeekEndBackgroundColor=Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#F7F7F7");
    monthViewSettings.MonthViewLabelSetting = labelSettings;
    
    sfCalendar.MonthViewSettings = monthViewSettings;

    NOTE

    Similarly there are many settings available to modify Text and Background colors of month view in MonthViewSettings class.

    Month view border color customization

    You can customize the border color of calendar month cell using MonthViewSettings.

    • The border color of month cells can be customized using the BorderColor property, and the lines of month cells can be enabled using the CellGridOptions property.
    MonthViewSettings monthViewSettings = new MonthViewSettings();
    monthViewSettings.BorderColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#ff0000");
    monthViewSettings.CellGridOptions = CellGridOptions.Both;
    calendar.MonthViewSettings = monthViewSettings;

    Month view border color in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Today border color customization

    You can customize the today border color of calendar month cell using MonthViewSettings.

    • The border color of current day can be customized using the TodayBorderColor property, and it is applicable for both Fill and Circle SelectionShape.
    MonthViewSettings monthViewSettings = new MonthViewSettings();
    monthViewSettings.TodayBorderColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#ff00000");
    sfCalendar.MonthViewSettings = monthViewSettings;

    Today border color in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Week view

    The number of weeks in the month view can be changed by setting the NumberOfWeeksInView property in SfCalendar. By default, NumberOfWeeksInView starts from current week, and this can be modified using the MoveToDate property of calendar. It also supports all existing features such as FirstDayOfWeek, MinDate, MaxDate, and SelectionMode.

    NOTE

    • Week number ranges from 1 to 6. If lesser or greater than these range is considered, NumberOfWeeksInView will be displayed as 6.
    • Inline view considers NumberOfWeeksInView as only 6. For other count, only agenda view will be displayed in calendar.
    • Dynamically changing NumberOfWeeksInView shows the first row of month view dates. It can be handled using the MoveToDate property of calendar
    • ShowLeadingAndTrailingDays is not applicable if the NumberOfWeeksInView is lesser than 6.
    SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    calendar.NumberOfWeeksInView = 2;

    Week view in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Year view

    This displays entire dates/month of a particular year, by default current year will be displayed on loading. The Years can be changed by swiping back and forth or forward and backward methods can be used. The Months can be navigated quickly by selecting on the particular month in year view.

  • c#
  • SfCalendar sfCalendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    sfCalendar.ViewMode = ViewMode.YearView;

    Year View in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Year view mode

    You can set the year view as either date or month using YearViewMode. By default, current year and months will be displayed.

    • If the YearViewMode is date,it will be displays all the months with dates in a particular year view.
    • If the YearViewMode is month,it will be displays all the months in a particular year view.
    SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    calendar.ViewMode=ViewMode.YearView;
    calendar.YearViewMode = YearViewMode.Date;
    this.Content = calendar;

    Year view mode in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    NOTE

    • The YearViewMode property is only applicable for calendar in Android and iOS platforms.

    Year view customization

    • The Month header color can be modified using MonthHeaderTextColor property in similar way, year header and date text color can be changed using YearHeaderTextColor and DateTextColor properties respectively.
    • The gravity of the month name can be modified using HeaderLabelAlignment property, to position it to Left, Right or Center.
    • The complete layout’s background color can be modified using YearLayoutBackground property.
  • c#
  • YearViewSettings yearViewSettings = new YearViewSettings();
    yearViewSettings.YearHeaderTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#1B79D6");
    yearViewSettings.MonthHeaderBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#E4E8ED");
    yearViewSettings.DateTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.Red;
    sfCalendar.YearViewSettings = yearViewSettings;

    Decade view

    This view displays the period of 10 years. By default, current year range of 10 years will be displayed on loading. You can easily navigate between month/year view to decade view by tapping the calendar header. The year can be navigated quickly by selecting a particular year from decade view.

    SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar();
    calendar.ViewMode=ViewMode.Decade;
    this.Content = calendar;

    Decade view in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Decade view customization

    You can customize the decade view of calendar by using YearViewSettings.

    SfCalendar sfCalendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    YearViewSettings yearViewSettings = new YearViewSettings();
    yearViewSettings.YearHeaderTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#ff0000");
    yearViewSettings.YearHeaderBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#F2F2F2");
    yearViewSettings.YearLayoutBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#D3D3D3");
    yearViewSettings.MonthHeaderTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#0000FF");
    yearViewSettings.MonthLayoutBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#F2F2F2");
    sfCalendar.YearViewSettings = yearViewSettings;

    Decade view customization in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Century view

    This view displays the period of 100 years. By default, current year range of 100 years will be displayed on loading. You can easily navigate between month/year/decade view to century view by tapping the calendar header. You can easily navigate to decade view by selecting decade years in century view.

    SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar();
    calendar.ViewMode=ViewMode.Century;
    this.Content = calendar;

    Century view in Xamarin.Android Calendar

    Century view customization

    You can customize the century view of calendar using YearViewSettings.

    SfCalendar sfCalendar = new SfCalendar(this);
    YearViewSettings yearViewSettings = new YearViewSettings();
    yearViewSettings.YearHeaderTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#ff0000");
    yearViewSettings.YearHeaderBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#F2F2F2");
    yearViewSettings.YearLayoutBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#D3D3D3");
    yearViewSettings.MonthHeaderTextColor = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#0000FF");
    yearViewSettings.MonthLayoutBackground = Android.Graphics.Color.ParseColor("#F2F2F2");
    sfCalendar.YearViewSettings = yearViewSettings;

    Century view customization in Xamarin.Android Calendar