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ContentControl.ContentTemplate Property

Gets or sets the data template used to display the content of the ContentControl. This is a dependency property.

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

'Declaration
<BindableAttribute(True)> _
Public Property ContentTemplate As DataTemplate
'Usage
Dim instance As ContentControl 
Dim value As DataTemplate 

value = instance.ContentTemplate

instance.ContentTemplate = value
<object>
  <object.ContentTemplate>
    <DataTemplate .../>
  </object.ContentTemplate>
</object>
<object ContentTemplate="{resourceExtension styleResourceKey}"/>

XAML Values

resourceExtension

A markup extension that identifies how to reference the template resource, either StaticResource or DynamicResource. See Resources Overview.

styleResourceKey

The key that identifies the requested template selector. The key refers to an existing resource in a ResourceDictionary.

NoteNote:

Property element syntax is technically possible, but not recommended. For more information, see Inline Styles and Templates.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.DataTemplate
A data template. The default value is Nothing.

Identifier field

ContentTemplateProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Set this property to a DataTemplate to specify the appearance of the ContentControl. For more information on data templates, see Data Templating Overview.

The following examples show how to create a content template and apply the template to a content control.

<DataTemplate x:Key="template1">
  <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" FontSize="12" FontWeight="Bold" TextWrapping="Wrap"></TextBlock>
</DataTemplate>
<ContentControl Name="contCtrl" ContentTemplate="{StaticResource template1}" 
    Content="This is the content of the content control."/>

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
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