#79 – Content Properties for Common WPF Types

Here is a list of the content properties for some common WPF types.  You can set values for these properties in XAML using one or more child elements directly, rather than having to use the property element syntax.

E.g. Because Text is the content property for a TextBox, you can specify a value for Text as a child element of the TextBox element:

 <TextBox Height="23" Width="120">
     Some text...
 </TextBox>

Here is the list of some common WPF types and their content properties:

  • Button – Content
  • CheckBox – Content
  • ComboBox – Items
  • Grid – Children
  • GridView – Columns
  • GroupBox – Content
  • Label – Content
  • ListBox – Items
  • ListView – Items
  • Page – Content
  • Panel – Children
  • StackPanel – Children
  • TextBox – Text
  • TreeView – Items
  • Window – Content

For a more complete list, see Building A List of Types That Have Content Properties.

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