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Input label on Xamarin

Input fields should have labels so that users know what input data is expected. These labels should stay visible while users are entering data. A placeholder which disappears while entering data does not count as a label.

In Xamarin, you can use the AutomationProperties.LabeledBy property to link a label to an input field. However, LabeledBy only works on Android.

You can also link a Label to an Entry by setting IsInAccessibleTree to false on the label, and setting AutomationProperties.Name property to the value of the label.

<Label x:Name="label" 
       AutomationProperties.IsInAccessibleTree="false" />

<Entry AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Reference label}"
       AutomationProperties.LabeledBy="{x:Reference label}" />


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