Accessibility in Xamarin AutoComplete (SfAutoComplete)

22 Aug 20221 minute to read


The SfAutoComplete control has built-in AutomationId for inner elements. The AutomationId API allows the automation framework to find and interact with the inner elements of the SfAutoComplete control. To keep unique AutomationId, these inner elements’ AutomationIds are updated based on the control’s AutomationId.

For example, If you set SfAutoComplete’s AutomationId as “Employee Autocomplete”, then the Automation framework will interact with the Token Close Button as “Employee Autocomplete Frank Token Close Button”.

The following screenshot illustrates the AutomationIds of inner elements. The Automation framework will interact with the dropdown for scrolling the items as “Employee Autocomplete Dropdown”. You can also interact with the elements inside the HeaderView and FooterView with the element’s AutomationId. The Automation framework will not interact with the Input Clear Button when the MultiSelectMode is None and Delimiter mode.

AutomationId Image


You can refer to our Xamarin AutoComplete feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Xamarin.Forms AutoComplete example to knows the functionalities of each feature.