The Loading control is for showing an animation with some content when the user should wait in some tasks of the app.


<Page ...

<controls:Loading x:Name="LoadingControl" IsLoading="{Binding IsBusy}">
    <!-- Loading screen content -->

Sample Output

Loading animation


Property Type Description
IsLoading bool Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is in the loading state


An example of how we can build the loading control.

  • Background and Opacity are for the panel who appears and disappears behind our custom control.
  • Use the LoadingControl to show specialized content.
  • You can also use BorderBrush and BorderThickness to change the LoadingControl.
<controls:Loading x:Name="LoadingControl" IsLoading="{Binding IsBusy}"  >
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Padding="12">
        <Grid Margin="0,0,8,0">
            <Image Source="../../Assets/ToolkitLogo.png" Height="50" />
            <ProgressRing IsActive="True" Foreground="Blue" />
        <TextBlock Text="It's ok, we are working on it :)" Foreground="Black" VerticalAlignment="Center" />

Finally that the loading control appears, we must set the IsLoading property to true

LoadingControl.IsLoading = true;
LoadingControl.IsLoading = true

Sample Project

Loading Sample Page Source. You can see this in action in the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App.

Default Template

Loading XAML File is the XAML template used in the toolkit for the default styling.


Device family Universal, 10.0.16299.0 or higher
Namespace Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls
NuGet package Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls