Syncfusion Busy Indicator in Windows Phone 8.1

Syncfusion provides enterprise-class developer tools for free under their community license. This is going to be an introduction into their controls.


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The Busy Indicator control as the name suggests, indicates to your users that your app is busy doing something. There are 30 different animations to choose from.

Step 1: Create a new Windows Phone project

Create a new Windows Phone 8.1 project using the Blank App(XAML) template.

Step 2: Add Reference to the Syncfusion dll

Right click on the name of the project in solution explorer and choose Add>Reference. From the dialog box that appears choose Syncfusion 8.1 controls for WP XAML and add it to your project. These references will enable you to use Syncfusion controls in your app. Refer to our post on

How to integrate a Toolkit or Third party SDK with windows phone app using NuGet Package Manager



Step 3: Add the namespace to your xaml page

Add the following namespace in your page.

Step 4: Add the control

Next place the syncfusion control in your page.

  • The IsBusy property in the control is used to determine whether an animation needs to be executed or not.
  • The AnimationTypes property for the control allows the user to set one of the animations from the built-in animations as the busy indicator.
  • The Header is displayed below the animation. The Header property can be used to get or set the content which indicates the information related to loading.


This control is bindable, download the project for an example of this.

All this can be done programmatically by using the following code,

Download SfBusyIndicator

LioneL Chetty

Microsoft Student Partner at the Durban University of Technology. I privately build Windows Phone applications & blog about my learning experiences.

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