#806 – Setting ZIndex Values of Child Elements in a Canvas from Code

You use the Canvas.ZIndex attached property on a child element in a Canvas to indicate the relative positioning of elements, when they happen to overlap.  Elements that have higher ZIndex values will appear on top of elements having lower values.

        <Button Content="1 - Lft10,Top10" Canvas.Left="10" Canvas.Top="10"
        <Button Content="2 - Rt10,Top10" Canvas.Right="10" Canvas.Top="15"
        <Button Content="3 - Lft10,Bott10..." Canvas.Left="15" Canvas.Bottom="15"
        <Button Content="4 - Rt10,Bott10" Canvas.Right="10" Canvas.Bottom="8"

As with other attached properties, you can set the value from code by using a static method of the form SetPropName.  In the case of ZIndex, you use the static Canvas.SetZIndex method, passing in a reference to child control.

private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    Canvas.SetZIndex(sender as UIElement, 5);

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One Response to #806 – Setting ZIndex Values of Child Elements in a Canvas from Code

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