#504 – GroupBox Basics

GroupBox is a control that draws a labeled border around a single child element.  Being a content control, it can contain at most one child element, but the child can be a panel control which in turn contains a number of other controls.

The GroupBox is typically used to show visually that a set of child controls are related.

The example below shows a GroupBox that contains a Grid as its child element.  The Grid then contains some Labels.

    <GroupBox Header="Dog Info" Margin="15">
        <Grid Margin="10">
            <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition/>
            </Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                <ColumnDefinition/>
                <ColumnDefinition/>
            </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

            <Label Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Content="Name:" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
            <Label Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1" Content="Kirby"/>
            <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Content="Age:" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
            <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Content="15" />
            <Label Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Content="Hobby:" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
            <Label Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Content="Chasing balls"/>
        </Grid>
    </GroupBox>

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