Customizing Controls with Effects
Using effects to change the appearance of controls
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last updated: 2016-03
Xamarin.Forms user interfaces are rendered using the native controls of the target platform, allowing Xamarin.Forms applications to retain the appropriate look and feel for each platform. Effects allow the native controls on each platform to be customized without having to resort to a custom renderer implementation.
Effects allow the native controls on each platform to be customized, and are typically used for small styling changes. This article provides an introduction to effects, outlines the boundary between effects and custom renderers, and describes the
Effects simplify the customization of a control. This article demonstrates how to create an effect that changes the background color of the
Entry control when the control gains focus.
Creating an effect that's configured through parameters enables the effect to be reused. These articles demonstrate using properties to pass parameters to an effect, and changing a parameter at runtime.