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SelectionBoxItem Property

ComboBox.SelectionBoxItem Property

Gets the item that is displayed in the selection box.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public Object SelectionBoxItem { get; private set; }
<object property="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItem}"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The selected item.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The ControlTemplate of the ComboBox uses this property to show the selected item in the ComboBox. To get the selected item of the ComboBox outside of the ControlTemplate, use the Selector.SelectedItem property instead of this property.

The following example binds the Content property of a ContentPresenter to the SelectionBoxItem property. The ContentPresenter is part of the ControlTemplate for the ComboBox. For the complete sample, see Styling with ControlTemplates Sample.

<ContentPresenter x:Name="ContentSite"
                  Content="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItem}"
                  ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding SelectionBoxItemTemplate}"
                  ContentTemplateSelector="{TemplateBinding ItemTemplateSelector}"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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