#267 – Think Twice Before You Subclass a Control

In Windows Forms, when you wanted behavior in a control beyond what the standard controls provided, you’d subclass a specific control, subclass the Control class, or create a custom UserControl.

In WPF, you often don’t need to subclass a control or create a custom UserControl.  Through the use of styles and templates, you can generally customize the behavior of an existing control to meet the needs of your application.



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