ComboBox.SelectionBoxItem Property

Gets the item that is displayed in the selection box.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

member SelectionBoxItem : Object with get, private set
<object property="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItem}"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The selected item.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The ControlTemplate of the ComboBox uses this property to show the selected item in the ComboBox. To get the selected item of the ComboBox outside of the ControlTemplate, use the Selector.SelectedItem property instead of this property.

The following example binds the Content property of a ContentPresenter to the SelectionBoxItem property. The ContentPresenter is part of the ControlTemplate for the ComboBox. For the complete sample, see Styling with ControlTemplates Sample.

<ContentPresenter x:Name="ContentSite"
                  Content="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItem}"
                  ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItemTemplate}"
                  ContentTemplateSelector="{TemplateBinding ItemTemplateSelector}"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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