Visibility Property

Gets or sets the user interface (UI) visibility of this element.

XAML
<object Visibility="Visibility" .../>
Scripting
value = object.Visibility
object.Visibility = value

Property Value

Visibility

A value of the Visibility enumeration.

This property is read/write. The default value is Visible.

Remarks

Elements where Visibility is not Visible do not participate in input events (or commands), are not in a tab sequence, and are excluded during hit testing.

Note   The value of IsHitTestVisible is ignored when an object is not set to Visible. IsHitTestVisible is a settable property that enables you to disable hit testing for elements that would otherwise be hit testable by virtue of the Visibility and Background property values.

Examples

The following XAML example shows how to set the Visibility property of a TextBlock to Visible:

XAML
<Canvas
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007"
  Background="Wheat">
  <TextBlock
    Text="Click me!"
    Visibility="Visible"
    Canvas.Left="20"
    FontSize="24"
    MouseLeftButtonUp="onMouseLeftButtonUp" />
</Canvas>

The following JavaScript example shows how to set the Visibility property of the TextBlock to Hidden:

JavaScript
function onMouseLeftButtonUp(sender, mouseEventArgs)
{
    // TextBlock collapsed
    sender.visibility = "Collapsed";
    // The IsHitTestVisible property is ignored during hit testing,
    // it is still set to true for an element whose Visibility is Collapsed, has null or Transparent Brush, or Opacity=0.
    alert(sender.isHitTestVisible);
}

Applies To

Canvas, Ellipse, Glyphs, Image, InkPresenter, Line, MediaElement, Path, Polygon, Polyline, Rectangle, TextBlock

See Also

Object Positioning in Silverlight
IsHitTestVisible

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