ContentTemplate Property

ContentControl.ContentTemplate Property


Gets or sets the data template used to display the content of the ContentControl.

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

public DataTemplate ContentTemplate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.DataTemplate

A data template. The default value is null.

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

<object ContentTemplate="{resourceExtension styleResourceKey}"/>


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


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


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

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


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>
<ContentControl Name="contCtrl" ContentTemplate="{StaticResource template1}" 
    Content="This is the content of the content control."/>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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