#1,161 – Using Custom Circular Progress Shape in Control Template

In the previous example, we created a custom circular progress shape and then composed it along with a TextBlock to get a labeled circular progress control.

The other approach that we could take is to just create a new control template containing our circular progress shape and a TextBlock and then use that new template as the control template for a standard ProgressBar.

Assuming that we start with the earlier code for CircularProgress, we compose the template and use it as follows:

	<Window.Resources>
        <loc:DoubleToPctConverter x:Key="dblToPct"/>
		<Style x:Key="pbarCircularStyle" TargetType="{x:Type ProgressBar}">
			<Setter Property="Foreground" Value="#01D328"/>
            <Setter Property="Maximum" Value="100"/>
            <Setter Property="Height" Value="100"/>
            <Setter Property="Width" Value="100"/>
            <Setter Property="Template">
				<Setter.Value>
					<ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type ProgressBar}">
						<Grid x:Name="TemplateRoot" SnapsToDevicePixels="true">
                            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                       FontSize="32" Foreground="DarkGray"
                                       Text="{TemplateBinding Value, Converter={StaticResource dblToPct}}" />
                            <loc:CircularProgress Stroke="{TemplateBinding Foreground}"
                                                  Value="{TemplateBinding Value}"/>
						</Grid>
					</ControlTemplate>
				</Setter.Value>
			</Setter>
		</Style>
	</Window.Resources>

    <StackPanel>
        <Grid>
			<ProgressBar Style="{DynamicResource pbarCircularStyle}"
						 Value="{Binding PctComplete}"
						 Margin="10"/>
        </Grid>
        <Button Content="Start Timer" Click="Button_Click"
                HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                Padding="12,7"/>
    </StackPanel>

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For completeness, here’s the source code for our value converter:

    public class DoubleToPctConverter : IValueConverter
    {
        public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
        {
            string result = "";
            double d = (double)value;
            result = string.Format("{0}%", d);

            return result;
        }

        public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
        {
            throw new NotImplementedException();
        }
    }

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.

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