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How to: Change the Visibility Property

Example

This example shows how to change the value of the Visibility property.

The first example, which is Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), defines a TextBox and places it in a StackPanel element. Three Button controls represent the three enumeration values of the Visibility property: Visible, Hidden, and Collapsed. When a user clicks any of these buttons, the click triggers an event in the code-behind file that is associated with the Button. The Visibility state of the TextBox is changed to match the value associated with the Button.

<Border BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="2" Background="White">
    <DockPanel>

        <TextBlock FontSize="20" FontWeight="Bold" DockPanel.Dock="Top" Margin="0,0,0,10">UIElement.Visibility Sample</TextBlock>
        <TextBlock DockPanel.Dock="Top" Margin="0,0,0,10">Click the buttons below to manipulate the Visibility property of the TextBox below.</TextBlock>
        <StackPanel DockPanel.Dock="Left">
            <Button Name="btn1" Height="25" Click="contentVis">Visibility="Visible"</Button>
            <Button Name="btn2" Height="25" Click="contentHid">Visibility="Hidden"</Button>
            <Button Name="btn3" Height="25" Click="contentCol">Visibility="Collapsed"</Button> 
        </StackPanel>    
        <StackPanel HorizontalAlignment="Center">
            <TextBox Name="tb1" Width="100" Height="50">A TextBox</TextBox>
            <TextBlock Name="txt1" TextWrapping="Wrap" FontSize="14"/>
        </StackPanel>
    </DockPanel>
</Border>

The following code-behind file handles the Button Click events that the previous XAML example defines.

public void contentVis(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    tb1.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Visible;
    txt1.Text = "Visibility is now set to Visible.";
}

public void contentHid(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    tb1.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Hidden;
    txt1.Text = "Visibility is now set to Hidden. Notice that the TextBox still occupies layout space.";
}

public void contentCol(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    tb1.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Collapsed;
    txt1.Text = "Visibility is now set to Collapsed. Notice that the TextBox no longer occupies layout space.";
}

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