Syncfusion Xamarin Toolbox
25 Sep 20232 minutes to read
Syncfusion provides a Syncfusion Visual Studio Toolbox for the Xamarin platform to include the Syncfusion Xamarin (Xamarin.Forms) components in Xamarin application. It supports from Visual Studio 2017. The Syncfusion Xamarin toolbox allows you to add a Syncfusion Xamarin component code to the application effortlessly at the appropriate place in the XAML design file.
The Syncfusion Xamarin Toolbox is available from Essential Studio 2018 Volume 2(v188.8.131.52).
Check whether the Xamarin Extensions - Syncfusion are installed or not in Visual Studio Extension Manager by navigating to Tools -> Extensions and Updates -> Installed for Visual Studio 2017, and Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed for Visual Studio 2019 by navigating to Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed. If this extension not installed, please install the extension by follow the steps from the download and installation help topic.
Launching Syncfusion Xamarin Toolbox from Syncfusion menu
Visual Studio 2019 and later
To launch the Syncfusion Toolbox from Visual Studio 2019 and later, click Extensions in Visual Studio menu and choose Syncfusion > Essential Studio for Xamarin > Launch Toolbox…
Visual Studio 2017
To launch the Syncfusion Toolbox from Visual Studio 2017, click Syncfusion in Visual Studio menu and choose Essential Studio for Xamarin > Launch Toolbox…
Launching Syncfusion Xamarin Toolbox from View menu
To launch the Visual Studio Toolbox from Visual Studio menu in Visual Studio 2017 and later, click View > Other Windows > Syncfusion Toolbox in Visual Studio.
You can also find the Syncfusion Toolbox option by typing “Syncfusion Toolbox” into the Quick Launch search field (top right corner in Visual Studio).
Render Syncfusion components
When you click the Syncfusion Toolbox window, the Syncfusion Toolbox wizard is launched, and Syncfusion components are enabled once you access your application’s designer page (XAML). Syncfusion components will not appear until open the appropriate design (XAML) file from the Xamarin shared/.NET Standard/PCL project. The rendering of the Syncfusion Xamarin components is made as simple as possible. All you need to do simply dragging and dropping the Syncfusion Xamarin component from the Syncfusion toolbox into the designer. The selected component’s code snippet and namespace will be added to the designer page(XAML) and the required Syncfusion Xamarin NuGet packages will be installed.
Then, Syncfusion licensing registration required message box will be shown if you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v184.108.40.206) Essential Studio release. Navigate to the help topic, which is shown in the licensing message box to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your project. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.