Xamarin Community Toolkit

Adding Shadows with Xamarin Community Toolkit

When I heard about Xamarin Community Toolkit, I fell in love with the wonderful things I could do with its help! I love how a single package gives us many useful features that we didn’t have in one place before, but now we do! 💚

This time let’s learn how to add shadows thanks to XCT! 🤓 Before starting the explanation, let’s know a little about Xamarin Community Toolkit (XCT)!

First of all… What is Xamarin Community Toolkit? 🤔

Xamarin Community Toolkit (XCT) is a collection of reusable elements for mobile development with Xamarin.Forms, bring to us a lot of great features such as animations, behaviors, converters, effects, and helpers. It’s available as a Visual Studio NuGet package and also has Xamarin Community Toolkit repo in which you can see a preview of its functionalities in action.😎  You can read more information here.

Let’s start!

Step 1⃣: Adding the Nuget Package

⭐ Add from NuGet Package the plugin: Xamarin.CommunityToolkit 

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Step 2⃣: Adding the Namespace

Step 3⃣: Finally, let’s add the shadow

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To add the Shadow, you have five properties that you need to understand so that you get the most out of using this one:

➖ Color: It’s the color that the shadow will have.

➖ Opacity: With this property, you can control the opacity you want in the shadow.

Radius: It’s responsible for handling the blurring in the shadow.

OffsetX / OffsetY:  It allows us to define the displacement that the shadow will have, therefore OffsetX is responsible for specifying the distance of the horizontal displacement, while OffsetY of the vertical displacement.

Now, let’s test in code!

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📌 You can see the complete UI here, where I implemented the XCT!

Thanks for reading! 💚💕

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