How to access resource values in MAUI .NET 8?

Chinmay Dole 120 Reputation points


In Xamarin Forms I was accessing dynamic resources from the App.xaml.cs file using the below code

// On ViewModel

var thickness = Application.Current.Resources["BorderThickness"].GetType().GetProperty("Android").GetValue(size, null);


<OnPlatform x:TypeArguments="Thickness" x:Key="BorderThickness">

<On Platform="iOS" Value="0,20,0,0" />

<On Platform="Android" Value="5, 10" />


// On ViewModel

var thickness = Application.Current.Resources["BorderThickness"].GetType().GetProperty("Android")

.GetValue(Application.Current.Resources["BorderThickness"], null);

The App crashes when I try to get the value in MAUI .NET 8. How to achieve this in .NET MAUI?

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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 71,836 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The App crashes when I try to get the value in MAUI .NET 8. How to achieve this in .NET MAUI?

    You can do it by Application.Current.Resources.TryGetValue like following code.

    var res =Application.Current.Resources.TryGetValue("BorderThickness", out object r2) ;
          if (res)
              Microsoft.Maui.Controls.OnPlatform<Microsoft.Maui.Thickness> resThickness = (Microsoft.Maui.Controls.OnPlatform<Microsoft.Maui.Thickness>)r2;
             var AndroidPlatformsThinkness = resThickness.Platforms[1].Value;

    Here is a document about:Access resources by key from code

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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