Padding Property

Control.Padding Property


Gets or sets the padding inside a control.

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

public Thickness Padding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Thickness

The amount of space between the content of a Control and its Margin or Border. The default is a thickness of 0 on all four sides.

Padding is specified in the order Left, Top, Right, and Bottom. For more information, see Thickness and Alignment, Margins, and Padding Overview.

This property only affects a control whose template uses the Padding property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no impact.

Identifier field


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The following example shows how to set the padding property of a control.

<Button Name="btn11" Padding = "5" 
        Click="ChangePadding" TabIndex="1">
void ChangePadding(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (btn11.Padding.Left == 5.0)
        btn11.Padding = new Thickness(2.0);
        btn11.Content = "Control Padding changes from 5 to 2.";

        btn11.Padding = new Thickness(5.0);
        btn11.Content = "Padding";

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