Getting Started with Xamarin.Android Rating control

13 Jul 20211 minute to read

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

Referencing 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 an unzipped package location in Mac.

Add the following assembly reference to the Android project:


Add and configure the SfRating control

  • The following namespace needs to be added.
using Com.Syncfusion.Rating;
  • Create an instance for SfRating control, and add it to application.
SfRating rating;
protected override void OnCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
    rating = new SfRating(this);

Set number of rating items

The number of rating items to be displayed can be customized in the SfRating control. Users can create a rating application with 5 items as follows.


The default value of this property is 5.

rating.ItemCount = 5;


The display value can be set in the SfRating control, which is selected among the items. The following code sample demonstrates how to set the display value of 3 with 5 ratings items.


The default value of this property is 0.



To enable full, half, and exact values of rating, set the Precision property.

rating.Precision = Precision.Standard;

SfRating application

The complete Getting Started sample is available in this documentation.