#914 – Drawing a Border Around an Expander

You can make the boundaries of an Expander control more clear if you draw a border around the control.  The style for an Expander already has a Border element, though it is not visible by default.  You can make it visible by setting the BorderBrush and BorderThickness properties on the Expander.

        <Expander BorderBrush="DarkGray" Margin="0,5">
            <Expander.Header>
                <Image Source="CptBlood-1935.png" Width="51" Height="72"/>
            </Expander.Header>
            <Grid>
                <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
                    <ColumnDefinition/>
                </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

                <Label Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Content="Title" FontWeight="Bold"/>
                <Label Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1" Content="Captain Blood"/>

                <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Content="Year" FontWeight="Bold"/>
                <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Content="1935"/>

                <Label Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Content="Director" FontWeight="Bold"/>
                <Label Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Content="Michael Curtiz"/>

                <Label Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="0" Content="Star" FontWeight="Bold"/>
                <Label Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="1" Content="Errol Flynn"/>
            </Grid>
        </Expander>

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About Sean
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.

One Response to #914 – Drawing a Border Around an Expander

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