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ContentControl.Content Property

Gets or sets the content of a ContentControl. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

<BindableAttribute(True)> _
Public Property Content As Object
Dim instance As ContentControl 
Dim value As Object 

value = instance.Content

instance.Content = value
<object> content</object>
<object Content="content"/>

XAML Values


Text or a single object.

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An object that contains the control's content. The default value is Nothing.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


Content Model: This property is used to set the content of controls that inherit from ContentControl and can be any object. For more information, see Controls Content Model Overview.

The following examples show how to add content to a Button using the Content property that button inherits.

Private Sub OnClick5(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    btn6.FontSize = 16
    btn6.Content = "This is my favorite photo."
    btn6.Background = Brushes.Red
End Sub

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0