I have a ControlTemplate that has a few controls on it. It has a Label, a Button, a Frame, and an AbsoluteLayout control. The frame has a swipe gesture to it. The code behind for these controls is obviously in the App.xaml.cs file. In that code, when an event fires like the button click or the swipe gesture, I can't find out how to access other controls in the control template. When the user swipes the content in the frame, i want to do a Translation on the AbsoluteLayout. I've named the AbsoluteLayout, but I don't know how to get to it. By default, in event code, you can't use the name to access the other controls. For example, I can't seem to set the label text in the button click event by using the label's x:Name. What am I doing wrong? I tried using the App.Resources["Name"] but that doesn't seem to give me what I need. Any help would be greatly appreciated.