Working with Controls in the WPF Designer

Using the Windows Presentation Foundation (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.

Controls without a Visual Design-time

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

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: 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.

Walkthrough: Building a Video Browser by Using the WPF Designer

Describes how to use a MoviePlayer control in a WPF application.


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


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

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