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README.md

Xamarin.Forms Popup View

This repository houses an example of using the Xamarin.Forms API to create a popup view. I chose not to use any platform APIs (Xamarin.Android or Xamarin.iOS) while implementing the view, as I wished to experiment with the framework. That said, it's still a fairly featureful implementation.

Projects

  • FormsPopup (The Popup implementation)
  • FormsPopup.Examples
  • FormsPopup.Droid
  • FormsPopup.iOS

A short note

This project has a few documented issues. They are mostly related to iOS9.

Initializing

The current implementation requires either one of two conditions be met before you can use a popup view within a Page:

  1. The visible page must extend from the PopupPage class.
  2. Any visible page that does not extend from PopupPage must instantiate an object of type PopupPageInitializer after the page's content has been set. This is easier than it seems:

Example

public class CodedSimpleExample : ContentPage
{
	public CodedSimpleExample()
	{
		var popup = new Popup
		{
			XPositionRequest = 0.5,
			YPositionRequest = 0.2,
			ContentHeightRequest = 0.1,
			ContentWidthRequest = 0.4,
			Padding = 10,
	
			Body = new ContentView
			{
				BackgroundColor = Color.White,
				Content = new Label
				{
					XAlign = TextAlignment.Center,
					YAlign = TextAlignment.Center,
					TextColor = Color.Black,
					Text = "Hello, World!"
				}
			}
		};

		var button = new Button {Text = "Show Popup"};
		button.Clicked += (s, e) => popup.Show();
		
		Content = new StackLayout
		{
			Children = 
			{
				button
			}
		};
		
		// Required for the popup to work. It must come after the Content has been set.
		new PopupPageInitializer(this) {popup};
	}
}

Two examples have been added to the FormsPopup.Examples project to demonstrate this point. Reference either CodedPopupExample.cs or XamlPopupExample.xaml/XamlPopupExample.cs.

Sizing and Placement

The current implementation relies heavily on proportional sizes. For any Popup properties that require a location or size, you should pass in a value between 0 and 1.

Example

var popup = new Popup
{
	XPositionRequest = 0.5,
	YPositionRequest = 0.5,
	ContentWidthRequest = 0.8,
	ContentHeightRequest = 0.8
};

Events

The following events are invoked during various moments in a popup's life cycle. They're availble to all Popup views.

  • Initializing (happens once, during the hosting page's Appearing event)
  • Tapped
  • Showing
  • Shown
  • Hiding
  • Hidden

The Tapped, Showing, and Hiding events can be cancelled by using the event argument property:

Example

private void Popup1_Showing(object sender, PopupShowingEventArgs e)
{
	if (_preventShowing.On)
	{
		e.Cancel = true;
	}
}

Animations

The Popup.ShowAsync() and Popup.HideAsync() methods can be used to add animations. If you do not wish to include animations, you can use either Popup.Show() or Popup.Hide().

Example

double original;

await popup.ShowAsync(async p =>
{
	original = p.Scale;

	await Task.WhenAll
	(
		/** 
		 *  Since p is the Popup object, scaling it would also affect the overlay
		 *  behind the popup's body. Although it wouldn't be noticeable in this simple example,
		 *  it would be if the overlay's color was set.
		**/
		
		p.SectionContainer.RelScaleTo(0.05, 100, Easing.CubicOut),
		p.SectionContainer.RelScaleTo(-0.05, 105, Easing.CubicOut)
	).ContinueWith(c =>
	{	// reset popup to original size
		p.SectionContainer.Scale = original;
	});
});

Styling

At this moment, there are no default styles for the popup. Your views will inherit whatever styles you have attached to your resource dictionaries.

Miscellaneous Features

  • The left, top, right, and bottom border colors can be individually set
  • During the Tapped event, you can determine if the user tapped within the header, body, or footer sections.

Screenshots

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More screenshots are available in the repository.

FAQ

Q. Can I use XAML to create popup views?
A. Of course!
Q. Can I add control XX in the popup?
A. I don't see why not. Let me know if you have any problems.