Add color in WatermarkText

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  1. Tahmina
    Tahmina avatar
    13 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2018

    Posted 08 Feb 2019 Link to this post


    We are using RadEntry as entry in our project. If you see the attached image, we want to use WatermarkText as placeholder where the text will have regular color & asterisk will be in red. Is it possible in  RadEntry?

  2. Lance | Team Lead - US DevTools Support
    Lance | Team Lead - US DevTools Support avatar
    1070 posts

    Posted 08 Feb 2019 Link to this post

    Hello Tahmina,

    There aren't any properties that let you set a different color for different letters in the WatermarkText, the WatermarkTextColor is used for the entire word.

    If this is your goal, you can put a separate Label outside the RadEntry for the red asterisk, and show/hide that depending on if there's any Text in the RadEntry.

    For example:

    <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal">
        <input:RadEntry WatermarkText="First name" WatermarkTextColor="LightGray" Margin="0" TextChanged="RadEntry_OnTextChanged"/>
        <Label x:Name="AsteriskLabel" Text="*" TextColor="Red" Margin="0" />

    private void RadEntry_OnTextChanged(object sender, TextChangedEventArgs e)
        AsteriskLabel.IsVisible = e.NewTextValue.Length == 0;

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