#251 – Embedding an UIElement Within a FlowDocument

You can embed any UIElement into a FlowDocument using the BlockUIContainer block type.  This allows inserting controls into the middle of a document.  Note that since Panel derives from UIElement, you can embed not just single controls, but containers that host other controls.

Here’s an example.

	<FlowDocument FontFamily="Cambria" FontSize="14">
		<Paragraph>"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
			— Dr. Seuss</Paragraph>
		<BlockUIContainer FontFamily="Arial" FontSize="12">
			<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
				<Button Content="Like it" Margin="10" Width="70" Height="25"/>
				<Button Content="Don't like it" Margin="10" Width="70" Height="25"/>
			</StackPanel>
		</BlockUIContainer>
		<Paragraph>We continue this document with some more lovely Dr. Seuss quotes..</Paragraph>
	</FlowDocument>

The document will look like this at runtime:

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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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