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.NET MAUI Chat Styling

Any change in the appearance of the RadChat components depends on the referenced styles. The default templates contain a RadBorder control (used to achieve the rounded edges), an Image control (used for the avatar of the single and first message), and a Label for the text message itself.

To customize the different parts of the control, you can use the following built-in styles:

  • MessageImageStyle(target type Image)—Defines the style referred to the send button image.

  • OutgoingMessageImageStyle (target type Image)—Defines the style of the outgoing message image.

  • IncomingBorderStyle (target type RadBorder)—Defines the style of the incoming message border.

  • OutgoingBorderStyle (target type RadBorder)—Defines the style of the outgoing message border.

  • DefaultLabelStyle (target type Label)—Defines the default label style.

  • OutgoingLabelStyle (target type Label)—Defines the style of the label of the outgoing message.

In addition, the following properties set the background of the Chat:

  • BackgroundColor(Color)—Defines the background color of the Chat control.
  • InputAreaBackgroundColor(Color)—Defines the bacgkround color of the area that the input elements (entry and button) reside.

Customize the Chat Entry

You can customize the ChatEntry with an implicit style. The example below shows how to customize the chat entry in your Chat control. The ChatEntry represents the entry used for writing messages in the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Chat control.

<Style TargetType="telerik:ChatEntry">
    <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="{StaticResource ChatInputAreaStrokeColor}" />
    <Setter Property="FocusedBorderBrush" Value="{StaticResource ChatInputAreaStrokeColor}" />
    <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="1" />
    <Setter Property="CornerRadius" Value="8" />

Customize the Send Button

The example below shows how to customize the Send button in your Chat control.

<FontImageSource x:Key="SendIconSource"
                 Color="{StaticResource ChatInputAreaStrokeColor}"
                 Size="{OnPlatform Default=24, WinUI=20}" />

 <telerik:RadChat x:Name="chat"
                  BackgroundColor="{StaticResource ChatBackgroundColor}"
                  InputAreaBackgroundColor="{StaticResource ChatBackgroundColor}"
                  SendMessageButtonImage="{StaticResource SendIconSource}"/>
You can see the result from the code snippets in the image below:

.NET MAUI Chat Styling

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