#917 – Changing Something when an Expander Is Expanded

You can use a trigger to change some property in an Expander whenever the Expander is expanded.  You set the trigger to react to a change in the IsExpanded property.

In the example below, we define a trigger that changes the border color for any expander that is expanded.

    <Window.Resources>
        <Style x:Key="changeColorOnExpanded" TargetType="Expander">
            <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="DarkGray"/>
            <Setter Property="Margin" Value="10,5"/>
            <Style.Triggers>
                <Trigger Property="IsExpanded" Value="True">
                    <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Crimson"/>
                </Trigger>
            </Style.Triggers>
        </Style>
    </Window.Resources>

    <StackPanel>
        <Expander Style="{StaticResource changeColorOnExpanded}"
                  Header="Great Novels">
            <ScrollViewer>
                <StackPanel>
                    <TextBlock Text="Ulysses"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="The Great Gatsby"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="Lolita"/>
                </StackPanel>
            </ScrollViewer>
        </Expander>
        <Expander Style="{StaticResource changeColorOnExpanded}"
                  Header="Funny Guys">
            <ScrollViewer>
                <StackPanel>
                    <TextBlock Text="Bill Murray"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="Eddie Murphy"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="Will Ferrell"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="John Cleese"/>
                </StackPanel>
            </ScrollViewer>
        </Expander>
    </StackPanel>

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