Handling multiple segments in Xamarin Segmented Control (SfSegmentedControl)

18 May 20211 minute to read

The segmented control handles segmented items with space distributed for the items in two ways. When the available space in the segmented control is not equally distributed, the items beyond the edges of the control can be viewed by scrolling the panel.

Visible segment counts

The segmented control displays items for view based on the count that is given for VisibleSegmentCount.

<buttons:SfSegmentedControl 
    SegmentHeight="20"
    VisibleSegmentsCount="4"
    SelectedIndex="2"
    FontColor="Black"
    Color="Transparent"
    DisplayMode = "Text"
    SelectionTextColor="#02A0AE"> 
<segmentCollection:List x:TypeArguments="x:String">
<x:String>Item1</x:String>
<x:String>Item2</x:String>
<x:String>Item3</x:String>
<x:String>Item4</x:String>
<x:String>Item5</x:String>
<x:String>Item6</x:String>
<x:String>Item7</x:String>
<x:String>Item8</x:String>
<x:String>Item9</x:String>
</segmentCollection:List>
</buttons:SfSegmentedControl>
public partial class SegmentedControlSample : ContentPage
{
SfSegmentedControl segmentedControl;
public SegmentedControlSample()
{
InitializeComponent();
segmentedControl = new SfSegmentedControl();
List<String> itemsList = new List<String>
{
        "Item1","Item2","Item3","Item4","Item5","Item6","Item7","Item8","Item9"
};
segmentedControl.ItemsSource = itemsList;
segmentedControl.Color = Color.Transparent;
segmentedControl.VisibleSegmentsCount = 4;
segmentedControl.SelectedIndex = 2;
segmentedControl.FontColor = Color.Black;
segmentedControl.SelectionTextColor = Color.FromHex("#02A0AE");
this.Content = segmentedControl;
}
}

visiblesegment

Segment width

Users can use the SegmentWidth property to display the segmented items within the given width instead VisibleSegmentCount.

<buttons:SfSegmentedControl SegmentWidth = "80"/>
segmentedControl.SegmentWidth = 80;