How to type the date in entry field xamarin forms

Surendhar Kabilan 1 Reputation point

I have an requirement. When the user tap on the calendar image only at that date picker will open - working fine. If user click entry means number keyboard will open and they will be able to type the date mm/dd/yyyy(validation applied) in that entry field.[enter image description here

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How to achieve this functionality for both android and ios using xamarin forms?

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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 70,966 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    You can create a custom Entry, detect the input characters, if the input format is correct and convert it to the MM/dd/yyyy format.

    public class MyEntry : Entry
            public MyEntry(){
            protected override void OnTextChanged(string oldValue, string newValue)
                base.OnTextChanged(oldValue, newValue);
                DateTime date;
                if (newValue != null)
                    if (DateTime.TryParseExact(newValue, "MMddyyyy", null, System.Globalization.DateTimeStyles.None, out date))
                        this.Text = date.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy");
                        Console.WriteLine("The number entered is not a valid date format!");

    You can use it in the layout like following code.

     <local:MyEntry Keyboard="Numeric"></local:MyEntry>

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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