ControlTemplate.TargetType Property

Gets or sets the type for which this ControlTemplate is intended.

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

public Type TargetType { get; set; }
<object TargetType="typeName"/>

XAML Values

typeName

The type name of the class. To refer to the Type name of the class, use the Markup Extensions and XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The default value is null.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The TargetType property must not be null if the definition of the template has a ContentPresenter.

ArgumentException

The specified types are not valid. The TargetType of a ControlTemplate must be or inherit from a Control, a Page, or a PageFunctionBase.

If you have a standalone ControlTemplate in the resources section with the TargetType property set to a type, the ControlTemplate does not get applied to that type automatically. Instead, you need to specify an x:Key and apply the template explicitly.

Also note that the TargetType property is required on a ControlTemplate if the template definition contains a ContentPresenter.

The following example demonstrates the use of this property:

<Style x:Key="{x:Type Label}" TargetType="Label">
  <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Left"/>
  <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Top"/>
  <Setter Property="Template">
    <Setter.Value>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="Label">
        <Border>
          <ContentPresenter 
            HorizontalAlignment="{TemplateBinding HorizontalContentAlignment}"
            VerticalAlignment="{TemplateBinding VerticalContentAlignment}"
            RecognizesAccessKey="True"/>
        </Border>
        <ControlTemplate.Triggers>
          <Trigger Property="IsEnabled" Value="false">
            <Setter Property="Foreground"
                    Value="{StaticResource DisabledForegroundBrush}"/>
          </Trigger>
        </ControlTemplate.Triggers>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
</Style>

The above example uses the following resource:

<SolidColorBrush x:Key="DisabledForegroundBrush" Color="#888" />

For the complete sample, see Styling with ControlTemplates Sample.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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