WPF Components Tab, Choose Toolbox Items Dialog Box
This tab of the Choose Toolbox Items dialog box displays a list of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) controls available on your local computer. To display this list, select Choose Toolbox Items from the Tools menu to display the Choose Toolbox Items dialog box, and then select its WPF Components tab. To sort the components listed, select any column heading.
When the check box next to a component is selected, an icon for that component will be displayed in the Toolbox.
To add an instance of a WPF control to a project document open for editing, drag its Toolbox icon onto the Design view surface. Default markup and code for the component are inserted into your project, ready for you to modify. For more information, see How to: Manage the Toolbox Window and How to: Manipulate Toolbox Tabs.
When the check box next to a component is cleared, the corresponding icon will be removed from the Toolbox.
The .NET Framework components installed on your computer remain available whether or not icons for them are displayed in the Toolbox.
The columns on the WPF Components tab contain the following information:
Adding a custom control or UserControl to the Toolbox has the following limitations.
Works only for custom controls defined outside the current project.
Does not update correctly when you change the solution configuration from Debug to Release, or from Release to Debug. This is because the reference is not a project reference, but is for the assembly on disk instead. If the control is part of the current solution, when you change from Debug to Release, your project continues to reference the Debug version of the control.
In addition, if design-time metadata is applied to the custom control and this metadata specifies that the ToolboxBrowsableAttribute is set to false, the control does not appear in the Toolbox.
You can reference your controls directly in XAML view by mapping the namespace and assembly for your control. For more information, see How to: Import a Namespace into XAML.