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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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public string ContentStringFormat { get; set; }
<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 in the .NET Framework. 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.

<StackPanel
  xmlns:sys="clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib">

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

  <!--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>

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

</StackPanel>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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