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GridLengthConverter Class

Converts instances of other types to and from GridLength instances.

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
'Declaration
Public Class GridLengthConverter _
	Inherits TypeConverter
'Usage
Dim instance As GridLengthConverter
<GridLengthConverter .../>

GridLengthConverter supports conversion to and from the following types: String, Decimal, Single, Double, Int16, Int32, Int64, UInt16, UInt32, UInt64.

The following example shows how to create and use an instance of GridLengthConverter. The example defines a custom method called changeCol, which passes the ListBoxItem to a GridLengthConverter that converts the Content of a ListBoxItem to an instance of GridLength. The converted value is then passed back as the value of the Width property of the ColumnDefinition element.

The example also defines a second custom method, called changeColVal. This custom method converts the Value of a Slider to a String and then passes that value back to the ColumnDefinition as the Width of the element.

Note that a separate Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) file defines the contents of a ListBoxItem.

To view the complete sample, including the related XAML file, see GridLengthConverter Object Sample.

Private Sub changeColVal(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As RoutedPropertyChangedEventArgs(Of Double))

    txt1.Text = "Current Grid Column is " + hs1.Value.ToString()
End Sub 

Private Sub changeCol(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)

    Dim li1 As ListBoxItem = CType(CType(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
    Dim myGridLengthConverter As System.Windows.GridLengthConverter = New System.Windows.GridLengthConverter()
    If (hs1.Value = 0) Then 

        Dim gl1 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col1.Width = gl1

    ElseIf (hs1.Value = 1) Then 

        Dim gl2 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col2.Width = gl2

    ElseIf (hs1.Value = 2) Then 

        Dim gl3 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col3.Width = gl3
    End If 
End Sub

System.Object
  System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
    System.Windows.GridLengthConverter
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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