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Control.Padding property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Gets or sets the padding inside a control.


public Thickness Padding { get; set; }

<control Padding="uniform"/>
- or -
<control Padding="left&right,top&bottom"/>
- or -
<control Padding="left,top,right,bottom"/>

XAML Values


A numeric value that specifies a uniform Thickness. The uniform value is applied to all four Thickness values (Left, Top, Right, Bottom).


A numeric value that specifies the Left and Right values of a symmetrical Thickness.


A numeric value that specifies the Top and Bottom values of a symmetrical Thickness.


Numeric values that specify the four possible dimension values of a Thickness structure (Left, Top, Right, Bottom).

Property value

Type: Thickness

The amount of space between the content of a Control and its Margin or Border. The default is a Thickness with values of 0 on all four sides.


Each control might apply this property differently based on its visual template. This property only affects a control whose template uses the Padding property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no effect. For more info about control templates, see the Template property.

A related property is Margin (a property of FrameworkElement). For many controls, margin and padding would typically blend together with the division between them not being apparent in the rendering. For such controls it's typical to specify a Margin or a Padding, but not both. For more info about the relationship between margin and padding, see Alignment, margin, and padding for UI element layout or Quickstart: Defining layouts.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]


Windows::UI::Xaml::Controls [C++]



See also

Alignment, margin, and padding for UI element layout



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