UIDatePicker Countdown mode bug and solution in Xamarin.Forms

Evgeny Zborovsky · March 27, 2017


Show hh:mm:ss picker on iOS using Xamarin.Forms.


Extend Picker view in order to achieve the next result:


First I tried to keep it simple: to give up on seconds and use UIDatePicker in UIDatePickeCountDownMode. So the end result will look like this:

I achieved it by extending the DatePicker and it’s DatePickerRenderer and changing the mode as described above. However, I discovered that ‘datePickerValueChanged’ is being called only on a second iteration with the values. The issue was successfully reproduced in Swift, so it’s not a Xamarin bug. The Swift version can be found here.

After spending some time understanding the issue described above, I found an example on StackOverflow, thanks to Mathieu who shared his solution. His example was based on XLabs, so I removed the dependency and shared it with the community.

The code can be found on GitHub.

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