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simulate text typing on a label

dalton5dalton5 Member ✭✭
edited March 10 in Xamarin.Forms


I try to create an animation of typing but the final result is very bad and not smooth.

How can I improve my code to get it smooth.

Simulate key typing? Another way exists?


My code is as below:

public class AnimatedLabel : Label
    public AnimatedLabel() : base()


    private static BindableProperty animatedTextProperty = BindableProperty.Create(
                                                       propertyName: "AnimatedText",
                                                       returnType: typeof(string),
                                                       declaringType: typeof(AnimatedLabel),
                                                       defaultValue: "",
                                                       defaultBindingMode: BindingMode.TwoWay,
                                                       propertyChanged: titleTextPropertyChanged);

    public string AnimatedText
        get => (string)GetValue(animatedTextProperty);
        set => SetValue(animatedTextProperty, value);

    private static void titleTextPropertyChanged(BindableObject bindable, object oldValue, object newValue)
        var control = (AnimatedLabel)bindable;
        string val = newValue.ToString();

        //for(int i=0; i<val.Length;i++)
        int i = 0;

            Device.StartTimer(new TimeSpan(0,0,0,0,10), () =>
                Debug.WriteLine("Value: " + control.Text + val[i]);
                Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() =>
                    control.Text = control.Text + val[i];

                if (i == val.Length - 1)
                    return false;

                return true;




  • jezhjezh Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    but the final result is very bad and not smooth.

    Based on my test, your code works properly.
    What exactly do you want it to look like?

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