Accessibility in Xamarin ListView (SfListView)

17 May 20214 minutes to read

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

For example, if we set ListView’s AutomationId as “Automation” then the Automation framework will interact with items of the ListView as AutomationItem1. You can get the AutomationId of the ListView items by tapping the items using the TappedCommand property.

<ContentPage xmlns:syncfusion="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.ListView.XForms;assembly=Syncfusion.SfListView.XForms">
            <syncfusion:SfListView x:Name="listView" ItemsSource="{Binding contactsinfo}">
                <syncfusion:SfListView.ItemTemplate >
                        <Grid x:Name="grid" AutomationId="{Binding AutomationID}">
                                <TapGestureRecognizer Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference listView}, Path=BindingContext.TapCommand}" CommandParameter="{Binding .}"/>
public class ContactsViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged
    public Command<object> TapCommand { get; set; }
    public ObservableCollection<Contacts> contactsinfo { get; set; }

    public ContactsViewModel()
        contactsinfo = new ObservableCollection<Contacts>();
        TapCommand = new Command<object>(OnTapped);

    private void OnTapped(object obj)
        var item = obj as Contacts;
        App.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Item tapped", "Automation ID is " + item.AutomationID, "Ok");

    public void GenerateInfo()
        Random r = new Random();
        for (int i = 0; i < 50; i++)
            var contact = new Contacts(CustomerNames[i], r.Next(720, 799).ToString() + " - " + r.Next(3010, 3999).ToString());
            contact.ContactImage = ImageSource.FromResource("ListViewXamarin.Images.Image" + r.Next(0, 28) + ".png");
            contact.AutomationID = "Automation" + CustomerNames[i];

Accessibility in listview


You can refer to our Xamarin ListView feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Xamarin.Forms ListView example to know how to render set of data items with Xamarin.Forms views or custom templates.