Change the Nav Bar Title

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This recipe shows how to change the title displayed in a navigation bar.


To set the text displayed in the navigation bar, set the Title property of the UIViewController:

NavigationItem.Title = "Custom Title";

Additional Information

The Title text can also appear in other places in the UI:

  • If your UIViewController has been pushed onto a UINavigationController stack, the Title will appear in the ‘back’ button that returns to it.
  • If your UIViewController has been added to a UITabBarContoller the Title will be used as the tab’s display text (if both Title and TabBarItem.Title are assigned, whichever is set last overrides the other).

If you dynamically change the title as your app runs, the updated text will also be reflected in the ‘back’ button and the tab.

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