Overview

Telerik RadChat for Xamarin is a UI component that enables easy implementation of conversational UI in Xamarin applications, whether by utilizing certain chatbot framework, by following a predefined logical tree, or just for integrating peer-to-peer chat capabilities.

Chat Overview

Key features

  • A variety of chat items for great user experience: You could choose between simple text messages, various pickers such as list view, calendar, date and time pickers, and cards. For more details go to Chat Items Overview topic.

  • Highly customizable messages: You have full control over the visual appearance of the chat items. Through the provided ItemTemplateSelector you can apply different template and styling to the chat items according to a certain condition. Check ItemTemplateSelector help article for more information on this.

  • MVVM Support: With RadChat control you could easily utilize the Model-View-ViewModel pattern. This could be achieved through the ItemsSource property that can be bound/set to a collection of any data items that should be then converted into chat items. For detailed information on this check MVVM Support topic.

  • Integration with conversational UI APIs: RadChat control can be used with all the major conversational UI APIs or services such as Microsoft Bot, Google’s API.AI, Amazon LEX, and more.

  • Theming Support: RadChat comes with built-in theming support that helps you achieve consistent look with the rest controls from Telerik UI for Xamarin suite. To learn more about this go to Theme Overview.

Check out RadChat Getting Started help article that shows how to use it in a basic scenario.

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