HeaderedItemsControl.Header Property

Gets or sets the item that labels the control.

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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public Object Header { get; set; }
<object>
  <object.Header>
    <UIElement />
  </object.Header>
</object>

<object Header="headerString"/>

XAML Values

headerString

The string to use as a heading.

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An object that labels the HeaderedItemsControl. The default is null. A header can be a string or a UIElement.

Identifier field

HeaderProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Because the Header property is of type Object, there are no restrictions on what you can put in the Header. The Header is displayed by a ContentPresenter, which is in the HeaderTemplate of the HeaderedItemsControl. For more information about how the ContentPresenter displays the Header, see ContentPresenter.

The following example shows how to create and use a header template to specify the appearance of the header.


<!--Define a control template for a HeaderedItemsControl-->
<Style TargetType="HeaderedItemsControl">
  <Setter Property="Template">
    <Setter.Value>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type HeaderedItemsControl}">
        <StackPanel>
          <Grid>
            <Rectangle Fill="{TemplateBinding Background}"/>
            <ContentPresenter ContentSource="Header"/>
          </Grid>
          <Grid>
            <Rectangle Stroke="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush}"/>
            <ItemsPresenter Margin="2,0,0,0"/>
          </Grid>
        </StackPanel>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
</Style>


...


<DataTemplate x:Key="RedHeaderTemplate">
  <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" Foreground="Red" 
             FontSize="16" FontWeight="Bold" 
             TextWrapping="Wrap"/>
</DataTemplate>

<DataTemplate x:Key="GreenItemTemplate">
  <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" Foreground="Green" 
             FontSize="14" FontWeight="Bold"></TextBlock>
</DataTemplate>


...


<!--Crate a HeaderedItemControl with a red header and green items.-->
<HeaderedItemsControl Name="hitemsCtrl"  
                      Background="DarkBlue" 
                      BorderBrush="Black"
                      Header="Header"
                      HeaderTemplate="{StaticResource RedHeaderTemplate}"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource Numbers}}"
                      ItemTemplate = "{StaticResource GreenItemTemplate}" />


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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