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VirtualizingPanel.VirtualizationMode Attached Property

.NET Framework 4.5

Gets or sets how a panel in an ItemsControl virtualizes its child items.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

See GetVirtualizationMode, SetVirtualizationMode
<object VirtualizingPanel.VirtualizationMode="VirtualizationMode" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.VirtualizationMode
One of the enumeration values that specifies how a panel in an ItemsControl virtualizes its child items.

By default, a VirtualizingPanel creates an item container for each visible item and discards it when it is no longer needed (such as when the item is scrolled out of view). When an ItemsControl contains a lot of items, the process of creating and discarding item containers can negatively affect performance. When VirtualizingPanel.VirtualizationMode is set to Recycling, the VirtualizingPanel reuses item containers instead of creating a new one each time.

The following example creates a ListBox and sets the VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode attached property to Recycling.

<StackPanel>

  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <src:LotsOfItems x:Key="data"/>
  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <ListBox Height="150" ItemsSource="{StaticResource data}" 
             VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode="Recycling" />

</StackPanel>

The following example shows the data used in the previous example.

public class LotsOfItems : ObservableCollection<String>
{
    public LotsOfItems()
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < 1000; ++i)
        {
            Add("item " + i.ToString());
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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