RichEditBox styles and templates

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

This topic describes the styles and templates for the RichEditBox control. You can modify these resources and the default ControlTemplate to give the control a unique appearance.

Visual states

These are the VisualState values defined in the control's default style.

VisualState nameVisualStateGroup nameDescription
NormalCommonStatesThe default state.
DisabledCommonStatesThe control is disabled.
FocusedCommonStatesThe control has focus.
PointerOverCommonStatesThe pointer is positioned over the control.

 

Theme resources

These resources are used in the control's default style.

Dark theme brushes

To change the colors of the control in the dark theme, override these brushes in App.xaml.


<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxBorderThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="Transparent" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledBorderThemeBrush" Color="#66FFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF666666" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxForegroundHeaderThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxPlaceholderTextThemeBrush" Color="#AB000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextSelectionHighlightColorThemeBrush" Color="#FF4617B4"/>

Light theme brushes

To change the colors of the control in the light theme, override these brushes in App.xaml.


<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxBorderThemeBrush" Color="#A3000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#66CACACA" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledBorderThemeBrush" Color="#26000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxDisabledForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF666666" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxForegroundHeaderThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextBoxPlaceholderTextThemeBrush" Color="#AB000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="TextSelectionHighlightColorThemeBrush" Color="#FF4617B4"/>

Other resources


<x:Double x:Key="TextControlBackgroundThemeOpacity">0.8</x:Double>
<x:Double x:Key="TextControlBorderThemeOpacity">0.8</x:Double>
<x:Double x:Key="TextControlPointerOverBackgroundThemeOpacity">0.87</x:Double>
<x:Double x:Key="TextControlPointerOverBorderThemeOpacity">0.87</x:Double>
<x:Double x:Key="TextControlThemeMinHeight">32</x:Double>
<x:Double x:Key="TextControlThemeMinWidth">64</x:Double>
<Thickness x:Key="TextControlBorderThemeThickness">2</Thickness>
<Thickness x:Key="TextControlThemePadding">10,3,10,5</Thickness>

Shared resources

The control template uses these resources that are shared with other control templates. Changing these values will affect other controls that use these resources.



<FontFamily x:Key="SymbolThemeFontFamily">Segoe UI Symbol</FontFamily>
<FontFamily x:Key="ContentControlThemeFontFamily">Segoe UI</FontFamily>
<x:Double x:Key="ControlContentThemeFontSize">14.667</x:Double>

For more info on theme resources, including the values that are used for the HighContrast theme, see XAML theme resources reference.

Default style


<!-- Default style for System.Windows.Controls.RichEditBox -->
<Style TargetType="RichEditBox">
    <Setter Property="MinWidth" Value="{ThemeResource TextControlThemeMinWidth}" />
    <Setter Property="MinHeight" Value="{ThemeResource TextControlThemeMinHeight}" />
    <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxForegroundThemeBrush}" />
    <Setter Property="Background" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxBackgroundThemeBrush}" />
    <Setter Property="SelectionHighlightColor" Value="{ThemeResource TextSelectionHighlightColorThemeBrush}" />
    <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxBorderThemeBrush}" />
    <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="{ThemeResource TextControlBorderThemeThickness}" />
    <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="{ThemeResource ContentControlThemeFontFamily}" />
    <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="{ThemeResource ControlContentThemeFontSize}" />
    <Setter Property="ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility" Value="Auto" />
    <Setter Property="ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility" Value="Auto" />
    <Setter Property="ScrollViewer.IsDeferredScrollingEnabled" Value="False" />
    <Setter Property="TextWrapping" Value="Wrap" />
    <Setter Property="Padding" Value="{ThemeResource TextControlThemePadding}"/>
    <Setter Property="Template">
        <Setter.Value>
            <ControlTemplate TargetType="RichEditBox">
                <Grid>
                    <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
                        <VisualStateGroup x:Name="CommonStates">
                            <VisualState x:Name="Disabled">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="BackgroundElement"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxDisabledBackgroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="BorderElement"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="BorderBrush">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxDisabledBorderThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="ContentElement"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxDisabledForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="PlaceholderTextContentPresenter"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource TextBoxDisabledForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="Normal">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BackgroundElement"
                                                     Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                                     Duration="0"
                                                     To="{ThemeResource TextControlBackgroundThemeOpacity}" />
                                    <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BorderElement"
                                                     Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                                     Duration="0"
                                                     To="{ThemeResource TextControlBorderThemeOpacity}" />
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="PointerOver">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BackgroundElement"
                                                     Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                                     Duration="0"
                                                     To="{ThemeResource TextControlPointerOverBackgroundThemeOpacity}" />
                                    <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BorderElement"
                                                     Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                                     Duration="0"
                                                     To="{ThemeResource TextControlPointerOverBorderThemeOpacity}" />
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="Focused" />
                        </VisualStateGroup>
                    </VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
                    <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                        <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                        <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <Border x:Name="BackgroundElement"
                            Grid.Row="1"
                            Background="{TemplateBinding Background}"
                            Margin="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}"
                            Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                            Grid.RowSpan="2"/>
                    <Border x:Name="BorderElement"
                            Grid.Row="1"
                            BorderBrush="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush}"
                            BorderThickness="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}"
                            Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                            Grid.RowSpan="1"/>
                    <ContentPresenter x:Name="HeaderContentPresenter"
                                      Grid.Row="0"
                                      Foreground="{ThemeResource TextBoxForegroundHeaderThemeBrush}"
                                      Margin="0,4,0,4"
                                      Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                                      Content="{TemplateBinding Header}"
                                      ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding HeaderTemplate}"
                                      FontWeight="Semilight" />
                    <ScrollViewer x:Name="ContentElement"
                                  Grid.Row="1"
                                  HorizontalScrollMode="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollMode}"
                                  HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility}"
                                  VerticalScrollMode="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollMode}"
                                  VerticalScrollBarVisibility="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility}"
                                  IsHorizontalRailEnabled="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.IsHorizontalRailEnabled}"
                                  IsVerticalRailEnabled="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.IsVerticalRailEnabled}"
                                  IsDeferredScrollingEnabled="{TemplateBinding ScrollViewer.IsDeferredScrollingEnabled}"
                                  Margin="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}"
                                  Padding="{TemplateBinding Padding}"
                                  IsTabStop="False"
                                  ZoomMode="Disabled" 
                                  AutomationProperties.AccessibilityView="Raw"/>
                    <ContentControl x:Name="PlaceholderTextContentPresenter"
                                  Grid.Row="1"
                                  Foreground="{ThemeResource TextBoxPlaceholderTextThemeBrush}"
                                  Margin="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}"
                                  Padding="{TemplateBinding Padding}"
                                  IsTabStop="False"
                                  Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                                  Content="{TemplateBinding PlaceholderText}" 
                                  IsHitTestVisible="False"/>
                </Grid>
            </ControlTemplate>
        </Setter.Value>
    </Setter>
</Style>

 

 

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