Customizing ComboBox in Xamarin ComboBox (SfComboBox)

The combo box control provides user friendly customizing options for both entry part and drop-down part. In this section, customizing the entire ComboBox control is explained.

Customizing the entry

The TextColor, TextSize, FontAttributes, FontFamily and BorderColor properties are used to customize the foreground color, font size, font attribute, font family and border color of the entry part.

Text color

The combo box control provides the user to customize the foreground color of the text inside the entry part.

Text size

The combo box control provides the user to customize the text size of the text inside the entry part using TextSize property.

Font attributes

The combo box control provides the user to customize the font attribute of the text inside the entry part using FontAttributes property.

Font family

The combo box control provides the user to customize the font family of the text inside the entry part using FontFamily property.

Border color

The combo box control provides the user to customize the border color of the entry box using BorderColor property.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
	<combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="45" x:Name="comboBox" Text="Sample text" FontAttributes="Bold" TextColor="#1976d2" TextSize="20" BorderColor="#1976d2"/>
</StackLayout>
StackLayout stackLayout = new StackLayout() 
{ 
	VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
	HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start,
	Padding = new Thickness(30) 
};

SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox() 
{ 
	HeightRequest = 45,  
	Text = "Sample text", 
	TextColor = Color.FromHex("1976d2"), 
	TextSize = 20, 
	BorderColor = Color.FromHex("1976d2")
	FontAttributes = FontAttributes.Bold
};

stackLayout.Children.Add(comboBox);
this.Content = stackLayout;

Customizing entry

Changing delete button color

The ClearButtonColor property is used to modify the delete button color. The following code example shows changing delete button color.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
    <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" IsEditableMode="True" ClearButtonColor="Red">
        <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
            <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
            </ListCollection:List>
        </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
    </combobox:SfComboBox>
 </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
	     VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
	     HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
	     Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.ClearButtonColor = Color.Yellow;
    comboBox.IsEditableMode = true;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Delete button color

Changing delete button visibility

The ShowClearButton property is used to modify the visibility of delete button. The following code example shows changing delete button visibility.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" IsEditableMode="True" IsEditableMode="True" ShowClearButton="False">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
	     VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
	     HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
	     Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.ShowClearButton = false;
    comboBox.IsEditableMode = true;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Delete button visibility

Changing border visibility

The ShowBorder property is used to modify the visibility of border. The following code example shows changing border visibility.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" IsEditableMode="True" IsEditableMode="True" ShowBorder="False">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.ShowBorder = false;
    comboBox.IsEditableMode = true;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Border visibility

CustomView for ComboBox

CustomView property has used to provide the custom view instead of entry in ComboBox. It’s default height and width has control height and width.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
	<combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox">
		<combobox:SfComboBox.CustomView>
			<Label x:Name="customLabel" HeightRequest="40" Text="ComboBox"  VerticalTextAlignment="Center"/>
		</combobox:SfComboBox.CustomView>
	</combobox:SfComboBox>
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
{ 
    VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
    HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
    Padding = new Thickness(30) 
};	

Label customLabel = new Label();
customLabel.HeightRequest = 40;
customLabel.VerticalTextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
customLabel.Text = "ComboBox";

SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
comboBox.HeightRequest = 40;
comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
comboBox.SuggestionBoxPlacement = SuggestionBoxPlacement.Top;
comboBox.CustomView = customLabel; 
layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
Content = layout;

CustomView for ComboBox

Custom template for suggestion items

The ItemTemplate property helps to decorate suggestion items with custom templates. The following code explains the steps to add an image to the suggestion list item.

public class Person
{
    private int age;
    public int Age
    {
        get { return age; }
        set { age = value; }
    }

    private string name;
    public string Name
    {
        get { return name; }
        set { name = value; }
    }
}

public class PersonViewModel
{
    private ObservableCollection<Person> personCollection;
    public ObservableCollection<Person> PersonCollection
    {
        get { return personCollection; }
        set { personCollection = value; }
    }

    public PersonViewModel()
    {
        personCollection = new ObservableCollection<Person>();
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 21, Name = "Aldan" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 25, Name = "Clara" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 23, Name = "Aldrin" });            
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 25, Name = "Mark" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 25, Name = "Lucas" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 24, Name = "Alan" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 25, Name = "James" });
        personCollection.Add(new Person() { Age = 22, Name = "Aaron" });
	}
}

Now populate this PersonViewModel data in SfComboBox control by binding with [DataSource] property.

<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" 
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" 
             xmlns:combobox="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.XForms.ComboBox;assembly=Syncfusion.SfComboBox.XForms"
             xmlns:local="clr-namespace:NamespaceName"            
             x:Class="NamespaceName.ClassName">
	<ContentPage.BindingContext>
    	    <local:PersonViewModel/>
 	</ContentPage.BindingContext>
     
	<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
		<combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DisplayMemberPath="Name" DataSource="{Binding PersonCollection}">
			<combobox:SfComboBox.ItemTemplate>
				<DataTemplate>
					<StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
						<Image Source="User.png" WidthRequest="12"/>
						<Label Text="{Binding Name}" />
					</StackLayout>
				</DataTemplate>
			</combobox:SfComboBox.ItemTemplate>
		</combobox:SfComboBox>
	</StackLayout> 
</ContentPage>
DataTemplate itemTemplate = new DataTemplate(() =>
{
    StackLayout stack;
    Image image;
    Label label;
    stack = new StackLayout();
    stack.Orientation = StackOrientation.Horizontal;
    image = new Image();
    image.Source = (FileImageSource)ImageSource.FromFile("User.png");
    label = new Label();
    label.SetBinding(Label.TextProperty, "Name");
    stack.Children.Add(image);
    stack.Children.Add(label);
    return new ViewCell { View = stack };
});

StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
{ 
    VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
    HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
    Padding = new Thickness(30) 
}; 

SfComboBox comboBox = new ComboBox();
comboBox.HeightRequest = 40;
comboBox.BindingContext = new PersonViewModel();
Binding binding = new Binding("PersonCollection");
binding.Source = this;
binding.Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay;
comboBox.SetBinding(Label.DataSourceProperty,binding);
comboBox.ItemTemplate = itemTemplate;
layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
Content = layout;

Item template for ComboBox

Customizing the suggestion box

Changing suggestion item height

The DropDownItemHeight property is used to modify the height of suggestion items in drop-down list. The following code example shows changing suggestion item height.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
    <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DropDownItemHeight="50">
        <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
            <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                <x:String> Uganda </x:String>
                <x:String> Ukraine </x:String>
                <x:String> United Arab Emirates </x:String>
                <x:String> United Kingdom </x:String>
            </ListCollection:List>
        </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
    </combobox:SfComboBox>                
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.DropDownItemHeight = 50;

    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Dropdown item height

Changing suggestion box width

The DropDownWidth property is used to modify the width of suggestion box. The following code example shows changing suggestion box width.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DropDownWidth="300">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.DropDownWidth = 300;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Dropdown width

Changing suggestion box corner radius

The DropDownCornerRadius property is used to modify the corner radius of suggestion box. The following code example shows changing suggestion box corner radius.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DropDownCornerRadius="3">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.DropDownCornerRadius = 3;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Dropdown corner radius

Changing suggestion box background color

The DropDownBackgroundColor property is used to modify the background color of suggestion box. The following code example shows changing suggestion box background color.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DropDownBackgroundColor="Yellow">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.DropDownBackgroundColor = Color.Yellow;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Dropdown background color

Changing the border color of suggestion box

The DropDownBorderColor property is used to change the border color of suggestion box. The following code example demonstrates how to change the border color of suggestion box.

<StackLayout>
        <comboBox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" DropDownBorderColor="Blue">
            <comboBox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>1920 x 1080</x:String>
                    <x:String>1680 x 1050</x:String>
                    <x:String>1600 x 900</x:String>
                    <x:String>1440 x 900</x:String>
                    <x:String>1400 x 1050</x:String>
                    <x:String>1366 x 768</x:String>
                    <x:String>1360 x 768</x:String>
                    <x:String>1280 x 1024</x:String>
                    <x:String>1280 x 960</x:String>
                    <x:String>1280 x 720</x:String>
                    <x:String>854 x 480</x:String>
                    <x:String>800 x 480</x:String>
                    <x:String>480 X 640</x:String>
                    <x:String>480 x 320</x:String>
                    <x:String>432 x 240</x:String>
                    <x:String>360 X 640</x:String>
                    <x:String>320 x 240</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </comboBox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </comboBox:SfComboBox>
    </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout()
            {
                VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start,
                HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start,
                Padding = new Thickness(30)
            };
            List<String> resolutionList = new List<String>();
            resolutionList.Add("1920 x 1080");
            resolutionList.Add("1680 x 1050");
            resolutionList.Add("1600 x 900");
            resolutionList.Add("1440 x 900");
            resolutionList.Add("1400 x 1050");
            resolutionList.Add("1366 x 768");
            resolutionList.Add("1360 x 768");
            resolutionList.Add("1280 x 1024");
            resolutionList.Add("1280 x 960");
            resolutionList.Add("1280 x 720");
            resolutionList.Add("854 x 480");
            resolutionList.Add("800 x 480");
            resolutionList.Add("480 X 640");
            resolutionList.Add("480 x 320");
            resolutionList.Add("432 x 240");
            resolutionList.Add("360 X 640");
            resolutionList.Add("320 x 240");

            SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
            comboBox.HeightRequest = 40;
            comboBox.ComboBoxSource = resolutionList;
            comboBox.DropDownBorderColor = Color.Blue;

            layout.Children.Add(comboBox);
            Content = layout;

Dropdown border color

Customizing suggestion items

Suggestion box items can be customized using the DropDownItemFontAttributes, DropDownItemFontFamily, DropDownTextSize and DropDownTextColor properties.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
    <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" DropDownTextSize="16" DropDownTextColor="#1976d2">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String> Uganda </x:String>
                    <x:String> Ukraine </x:String>
                    <x:String> United Arab Emirates </x:String>
                    <x:String> United Kingdom </x:String>
                    <x:String> United States </x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
    </combobox:SfComboBox>                
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.DropDownTextColor = Color.FromHex("#1976d2");
    comboBox.DropDownTextSize = 16;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Customizing dropdown

Changing selected item color in suggestion box

The SelectedDropDownItemColor property is used to modify text color of selected item in drop down. The following code example shows changing the selected item text color in drop down.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
        <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox" SelectedDropDownItemColor="Blue">
            <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
                <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <x:String>Uganda</x:String>
                    <x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
                    <x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
                </ListCollection:List>
            </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        </combobox:SfComboBox>
 </StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    comboBox.SelectedDropDownItemColor = Color.Blue;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Selected dropdown item color

This section explains various DropDown button settings available in SfComboBox control.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
    <combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox">
        <combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
            <ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                <x:String> Uganda </x:String>
                <x:String> Ukraine </x:String>
                <x:String> United Arab Emirates </x:String>
                <x:String> United Kingdom </x:String>
                <x:String> United States </x:String>
            </ListCollection:List>
        </combobox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
        <combobox:SfComboBox.DropDownButtonSettings>
     		<combobox:DropDownButtonSettings Width="40" Height="40" HighlightedBackgroundColor="Green" BackgroundColor="Red" HighlightFontColor="Red"/>
     	</combobox:SfComboBox.DropDownButtonSettings>
    </combobox:SfComboBox>
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
    countryNames.Add("Uganda");
    countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
    countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
    countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
    countryNames.Add("United States");

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
    DropDownButtonSettings dropDownButtonSettings = new DropDownButtonSettings();
    dropDownButtonSettings.Height = 40;
    dropDownButtonSettings.Width = 40;   
    dropDownButtonSettings.HighlightedBackgroundColor = Color.Green;
    dropDownButtonSettings.BackgroundColor = Color.Red;
    dropDownButtonSettings.HighlightFontColor = Color.Red;
    comboBox.DropDownButtonSettings = dropDownButtonSettings;
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Customizing dropdown

View for drop down button

This section explains how to provide view to the drop down button.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
	<comboBox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" x:Name="comboBox">
		<comboBox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
			<ListCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
		        	<x:String>Uganda</x:String>
				<x:String>Ukraine</x:String>
				<x:String>United Arab Emirates</x:String>
				<x:String>United Kingdom</x:String>
				<x:String>United States</x:String>
			</ListCollection:List>
		</comboBox:SfComboBox.ComboBoxSource>
		<comboBox:SfComboBox.DropDownButtonSettings>
			<comboBox:DropDownButtonSettings Width="40" Height="40">
				<comboBox:DropDownButtonSettings.View>
					<Label WidthRequest="30" Text="Click" HorizontalTextAlignment="Center" VerticalTextAlignment="Center"/>
				</comboBox:DropDownButtonSettings.View>
			</comboBox:DropDownButtonSettings>
		</comboBox:SfComboBox.DropDownButtonSettings>
	</comboBox:SfComboBox>
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout()
{
   VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start,
   HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start,
   Padding = new Thickness(30)
};

List<String> countryNames = new List<String>();
countryNames.Add("Uganda");
countryNames.Add("Ukraine");
countryNames.Add("United Arab Emirates");
countryNames.Add("United Kingdom");
countryNames.Add("United States");

SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
comboBox.DataSource = countryNames;
DropDownButtonSettings dropDownButtonSettings = new DropDownButtonSettings();
dropDownButtonSettings.Height = 40;
dropDownButtonSettings.Width = 40;
Label label = new Label();
label.Text = "Click";
label.VerticalTextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
label.HorizontalTextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
label.WidthRequest = 30;
dropDownButtonSettings.View = label;
comboBox.DropDownButtonSettings = dropDownButtonSettings;
layout.Children.Add(comboBox);
Content = layout;

Customizing dropdown view

Watermark

Watermark provides a short note about the type of input to enter in the editor control. Watermarks are visible only if the text is empty. It will reappear if the text is cleared. The following example, explains the usability of watermark that hints users to start with the character “U”.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
	<combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" Watermark="Enter 'U' to filter suggestions" x:Name="comboBox" />
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.Watermark = "Enter 'U' to filter suggestions"; 

    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

Watermark text

Changing Watermark Text Color

Text color of watermark can be customized using WatermarkColor property.

<StackLayout VerticalOptions="Start" HorizontalOptions="Start" Padding="30">
	<combobox:SfComboBox HeightRequest="40" Watermark="Enter some text" WatermarkColor="#1976d2" x:Name="comboBox" />
</StackLayout>
StackLayout layout = new StackLayout() 
    { 
        VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        HorizontalOptions = LayoutOptions.Start, 
        Padding = new Thickness(30) 
    }; 

    SfComboBox comboBox = new SfComboBox();
    comboBox.Watermark = "Enter some text"; 
    comboBox.WatermarkColor = Color.FromHex("1976d2");
    layout.Children.Add(comboBox); 
    Content = layout;

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