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HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemContainerStyle Property

Gets or sets the Style that is applied to the item container for each child item.

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

public Style ItemContainerStyle { get; set; }
<object>
  <object.ItemContainerStyle>
    <Style .../>
  </object.ItemContainerStyle>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Style
The Style that is applied to the item container for each child item.

You use this property or the ItemContainerStyleSelector property to set a style to affect the appearance of the elements that contain the data items. For example, for TreeView, the generated containers are TreeViewItem controls; for Menu, they are MenuItem controls.

The following example creates a TreeView that uses one style for items in its first level and another style for items in its second level. The style for the first level is set in the ItemContainerStyle property of the TreeView. The style for the second level is set in the ItemContainerStyle property of the HierarchicalDataTemplate.


<StackPanel>
  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <src:TreeViewData x:Key="dataItems"/>


    <HierarchicalDataTemplate DataType="{x:Type src:ItemsForTreeView}"
                              ItemsSource="{Binding Path=SecondLevelItems}">

      <!--Display the TopLevelName property in the first level.-->
      <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=TopLevelName}"/>

      <!--Display each string in the SecondLevelItems property in
          the second level.-->
      <HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemTemplate>
          <DataTemplate>
              <TextBlock Text="{Binding}"/>
          </DataTemplate>
      </HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemTemplate>

      <!--Set the foreground of the items in the second level
          to Navy.-->
      <HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemContainerStyle>
        <Style TargetType="TreeViewItem">
          <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Navy"/>
        </Style>
      </HierarchicalDataTemplate.ItemContainerStyle>  
    </HierarchicalDataTemplate>
  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <TreeView Height="200" 
            ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource dataItems}}"
            VirtualizingStackPanel.IsVirtualizing="True"
            VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode="Recycling">
    <TreeView.ItemContainerStyle>

      <!--Expand each TreeViewItem in the first level and 
          set its foreground to Green.-->
      <Style TargetType="TreeViewItem">
        <Setter Property="IsExpanded" Value="True"/>
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Green"/>
      </Style>
    </TreeView.ItemContainerStyle>
  </TreeView>
</StackPanel>


The following example creates the data that is used in the previous example.


public class TreeViewData : ObservableCollection<ItemsForTreeView>
{

    public TreeViewData()
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < 100; ++i)
        {
            ItemsForTreeView item = new ItemsForTreeView();
            item.TopLevelName = "item " + i.ToString();
            Add(item);
        }
    }
}


public class ItemsForTreeView
{
    public string TopLevelName { get; set; }
    private ObservableCollection<string> level2Items;

    public ObservableCollection<string> SecondLevelItems
    {
        get 
        {
            if (level2Items == null)
            {
                level2Items = new ObservableCollection<string>();
            }
            return level2Items;
        }
    }

    public ItemsForTreeView()
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < 10; ++i)
        {
            SecondLevelItems.Add("Second Level " + i.ToString());
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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