Resources (ux:Key)

The ux:Key attribute in UX Markup converts the element on which it resides into a dynamic resource that applies to the subtree.

Resources can be used with resource bindings, created with the {Resource resource_key} binding syntax.


<type ux:Key="resource_key" [ux:Value="value"] ... />

Where type is any type available to UX Markup, and resource_key is any string.

Allthough not strictly required, it is recommended to use a resource_key that consists of valid Uno identifiers, separated by periods . for namespacing.

If the type is a value type (such as float4 or int), the ux:Value attribute must be specified.

Resource bindings

To create a binding to a resource key, we use the {Resource resource_key} syntax.


<Panel Color="{Resource MyApp.ThemeColor}"

Global default resources (ux:Global)

The ux:Global attribute can be used to define global defaults for resource keys. If a resource key is not resolved in the UX tree scope, a global resource mathing the resource binding key will be used instead.


The following example defines a ux:Global default value for the MyApp.ThemeColor resource key, which then applies for all parts of the app tree where nothing else is specified.

    <float4 ux:Global="MyApp.ThemeColor" ux:Value="Green" />

        <HomePage ux:Template="homePage" />
        <ProfilePage ux:Template="profilePage" />
        <SettingsPage ux:Template="settingsPage">
            <float4 ux:Key="MyApp.ThemeColor" ux:Value="Blue" />

On the SettingsPage, we override the resource key using the ux:Key attribute, to Blue instead of Green. This means any use of {Resource MyApp.ThemeColor} whithin the settings page will be Blue instead of Green, unless overridden even deeper down the tree.