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ContentControl.ContentStringFormat Property

Gets or sets a composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

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

member ContentStringFormat : string with get, set
<object ContentStringFormat="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

ContentStringFormat can be a predefined, composite, or custom string format. For more information about string formats, see Formatting Types in the .NET Framework. If you set the ContentTemplate or ContentTemplateSelector property of a ContentControl, the ContentStringFormat property is ignored.

The following example specifies the format of DateTime objects by setting the ContentStringFormat property in a Style and applying the Style to two Label objects, which inherit from ContentControl.


    <Style x:Key="DateLabel" TargetType="Label">
      <Setter Property="ContentStringFormat" Value="dddd – d - MMMM"/>

  <!--The results when the default culture is en-US
      is March 4, 2005.-->
  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <sys:DateTime>2004/3/4 13:6:55</sys:DateTime>

  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <x:Static Member="sys:DateTime.Now"/>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.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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