Getting Started with Xamarin.Android NumericTextBox (SfNumericTextBox)

14 Oct 20222 minutes to read

This section explains you the steps to configure a SfNumericTextBox control in a real-time scenario and also provides a walk-through on some of the customization features available in SfNumericTextBox control.

Reference Essential Studio components in your solution

After installing Essential Studio for Xamarin, you can find all the required assemblies in the installation folders,

{Syncfusion Installed location}\Essential Studio\\lib


Assemblies are available in unzipped package location in Mac.

Add the following assembly references to the Android project,


Add SfNumericTextBox

  • Adding reference to NumericTextBox.

    using Com.Syncfusion.NumericTextBox;
  • Create an instance of SfNumericTextBox.

    SfNumericTextBox numericTextBox=new SfNumericTextBox(this);

Set Value

The SfNumericTextBox control display value can be set using Value property.

numericTextBox.Value = 123.45;

Enable Parsing Mode

The value of the SfNumericTextBox can be parsed based on the ParsingMode property.


The ParsingMode is of type Parsers containing enum values of Double and Decimal.


Add Format String

The FormatString property determines the format specifier by which the display text has to be formatted.

It has three types,

  • c - Display the value with currency notation.
  • n – Display the value in number format.
  • p – Display the value in Percentage.


The control displays the formatted text on lost focus. Default Value of FormatString is “n”.

numericTextBox.FormatString = "c";

Xamarin.Android NumericTextBox