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ContentControl::ContentStringFormat Property

Gets or sets a composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

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

property String^ ContentStringFormat {
	String^ get ();
	void set (String^ value);
<object ContentStringFormat="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System::String
A composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

ContentStringFormat can be a predefined, composite, or custom string format. For more information about string formats, see Formatting Types. If you set the ContentTemplate or ContentTemplateSelector property of a ContentControl, the ContentStringFormat property is ignored.

The following example specifies the format of DateTime objects by setting the ContentStringFormat property in a Style and applying the Style to two Label objects, which inherit from ContentControl.


    <Style x:Key="DateLabel" TargetType="Label">
      <Setter Property="ContentStringFormat" Value="dddd – d - MMMM"/>

  <!--The results when the default culture is en-US
      is March 4, 2005.-->
  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <sys:DateTime>2004/3/4 13:6:55</sys:DateTime>

  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <x:Static Member="sys:DateTime.Now"/>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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