#911 – Use ItemTemplate to Control Content on Tabs

You can use the ItemContainerStyle of a TabControl to dictate the content that appears on the tabs, creating a style that sets each TabItem’s HeaderTemplate.

As a slightly more straightforward way to do the same thing, you can just set the TabControl’s ItemTemplate property to a DataTemplate that defines the content for each tab.

        <TabControl Margin="5"
                    ItemsSource="{Binding RomanDudes}">
            <!-- Change ItemTemplate to control content on tabs -->
            <TabControl.ItemTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <StackPanel>
                        <Image Source="{Binding Image}" Height="50"/>
                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
                    </StackPanel>
                </DataTemplate>
            </TabControl.ItemTemplate>
            <!-- Change ContentTemplate to control main content -->
            <TabControl.ContentTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" VerticalAlignment="Top"
                                Margin="10">
                        <Image Source="{Binding Image}" Height="80"/>
                        <StackPanel Margin="10">
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}"/>
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding ReignStart}"/>
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding ReignEnd}"/>
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding KnownFor}"/>
                        </StackPanel>
                    </StackPanel>
                </DataTemplate>
            </TabControl.ContentTemplate>
        </TabControl>

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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.

2 Responses to #911 – Use ItemTemplate to Control Content on Tabs

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