Inheritance: Element -> NavigableElement -> VisualElement -> View
Xamarin.Forms documentation: Label API / Guide

For details on how the control actually works, please refer to the Xamarin.Forms documentation.


Label(text: string)Defines a Label widget with a text


characterSpacing(value: float)Sets the spacing between each character of the text
font(?size: float, ?namedSize: NamedSize, ?attributes: FontAttributes, ?fontFamily: string)Sets the font
horizontalTextAlignment(value: textAlignment)Sets the horizontal alignment of the text
lineBreakMode(value: LineBreakMode)Sets the line break mode
lineHeight(value: float)Sets the multiplier to apply to the default line height when displaying text
maxLines(value: int)Sets the maximum number of lines allowed
padding(value: Thickness)Sets the amount of padding around the text
padding(value: float)Sets a uniform amount of padding around the text
padding(left: float, top: float, right: float, bottom: float)Sets the amount of padding around the text
textColor(light: FabColor, ?dark: FabColor)Sets the text color depending if light or dark mode
textDecoration(value: TextDecorations)Sets the text decorations (underline, strike, etc) to apply on the text
textTransform(value: TextTransform)Sets the text transformation (lowercase, uppercase) to apply on the text
textType(value: TextType)Sets the text type (plain text, HTML)
verticalTextAlignment(value: TextAlignment)Sets the vertical alignment of the text
reference(value: ViewRef<Label>)Sets a ViewRef instance to retrieve the Xamarin.Forms.Label instance associated to this widget

Shorthand properties

centerTextHorizontal()Center the text horizontally inside the Label. Same as horizontalTextAlignment(TextAlignment.Center)
centerTextVertical()Center the text vertically inside the Label. Same as verticalTextAlignment(TextAlignment.Center)




Label("Hello World")
    .font(namedSize = NamedSize.Large, fontFamily = "Arial", attributes = FontAttributes.Bold)
    .textColor(light = Color.Red.ToFabColor(), dark = Color.Blue.ToFabColor())

Use shorthand properties

Label("Hello World")
    .size(500., 500.)

Get access to the underlying Xamarin.Forms.Label

let labelRef = ViewRef<Label>()

Label("Hello World")