Working with Controls in the WPF Designer

[This documentation is for preview only, and is subject to change in later releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

Using the WPF Designer for Visual Studio, you create WPF applications by dragging controls from the Toolbox and dropping them onto the design surface. You can choose from a wide variety of existing controls, and you can create your own custom user controls.

How to: Change An Element's Font

Describes how to change the font properties of an element by using the Properties window

How to: Add Images to a WPF Project

Describes how to add an image to your WPF project by using the Image control.

How to: Assign an Image to an Image Control

Describes how to add an image resource to your project and display it by using the Image control.

How to: Create a Brush by Using the Brush Editor

Describes how to create a brush for Brush-valued properties by using the brush editor.

Collection Editor Dialog Box (WPF)

Provides an overview of the collection editor dialog box, which enables editing collection properties in the Properties window.

How to: Populate Collections by Using the Collection Editor

Describes how to quickly populate collections and edit the properties of the items in a collection.

How to: Create a WPF UserControl Library Project

Describes how to create a new UserControl project.

How to: Use a Third-Party WPF Control in a WPF Application

Describes how to use a third-party WPF control in your WPF application.

Controls without a Visual Design-time

Lists the WPF controls that do not have a specific visual design experience.


Provides an empty control that can be used to create other controls.


Contains links to topics that describe how to use WPF controls.