Working with MVVM in Xamarin Pull To Refresh (SfPullToRefresh)

8 Jun 20217 minutes to read

SfPullToRefresh is fully MVVM compatible and can be refreshed by binding a property in the view model to the SfPullToRefresh.IsRefreshing property.
SfPullToRefresh also provides support for SfPullToRefresh.RefreshCommand that will be executed when the pulling is completed and the pointer is released. You can also pass a desired object as parameter to the SfPullToRefresh.RefreshCommand using the SfPullToRefresh.RefreshCommandParameter.
The SfPullToRefresh.RefreshCommand's CanExecute() will be fired when the pulling action is performed. Returning false in the command’s CanExecute() will cancel the pulling and the SfPullToRefresh.RefreshCommand will not be executed.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml"
             xmlns:d="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms/design"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
             xmlns:syncfusion="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.SfPullToRefresh.XForms;assembly=Syncfusion.SfPullToRefresh.XForms"
             xmlns:local="clr-namespace:PullToRefresh_MVVM"
             mc:Ignorable="d"
             x:Class="PullToRefresh_MVVM.MainPage">
    <ContentPage.BindingContext>
        <local:ViewModel/>
    </ContentPage.BindingContext>
    <ContentPage.Content>
        <syncfusion:SfPullToRefresh x:Name="pullToRefresh"
                                    IsRefreshing="{Binding IsRefreshing}" 
                                    PullingThreshold="100"
                                    RefreshContentHeight="30"
                                    RefreshContentThreshold="30"
                                    RefreshContentWidth="30"
                                    RefreshCommand="{Binding RefreshCommand}">
            <syncfusion:SfPullToRefresh.PullableContent>
                <StackLayout BackgroundColor="#00AFF9" Orientation="Vertical">
                    <Label Text="New York Temperature" FontSize="Large" TextColor="White" HorizontalTextAlignment="Center" Margin="20"/>
                    <Image WidthRequest="100" HorizontalOptions="Center" HeightRequest="100"  Margin="20" Source="warmselected.png"/>
                    <Label Text="{Binding Temperature}" FontSize="Large" TextColor="White" HorizontalTextAlignment="Center" Margin="20" HeightRequest="100"/>
                </StackLayout>
            </syncfusion:SfPullToRefresh.PullableContent>
        </syncfusion:SfPullToRefresh>
    </ContentPage.Content>
</ContentPage>
using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Input;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace PullToRefresh_MVVM
{
    public class ViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged
    {
        Random random = new Random();
        private bool isRefreshing;
        string[] temperatureArray = new string[] { "22°", "18°", "12°", "25°", "23°", "20°", "25°" };
        private string temperature = "25°";
        public ICommand RefreshCommand { get; set; }
		
        public bool IsRefreshing
        {
            get
            {
                return isRefreshing;
            }
            set
            {
                isRefreshing = value;
                RaisePropertyChanged(nameof(IsRefreshing));
            }
        }
		
        public string Temperature
        {
            get
            {
                return temperature;
            }
            set
            {
                temperature = value;
                RaisePropertyChanged(nameof(Temperature));
            }
        }
		
        public ViewModel()
        {
            RefreshCommand = new Command(Refresh);
        }
		
        async private void Refresh(object obj)
        {
            IsRefreshing = true;
            await Task.Delay(1000);
            IsRefreshing = false;
            int index = random.Next(0, 6);
            Temperature = temperatureArray[index];
        }

        public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;
        void RaisePropertyChanged(string PropertyName)
        {
            PropertyChanged?.Invoke(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(PropertyName));
        }
    }
}

You can download the sample from GitHub here.