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Control::Padding Property

Gets or sets the padding inside a control. This is a dependency property.

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

property Thickness Padding {
	Thickness get ();
	void set (Thickness value);
    <Thickness .../>
<object Padding="Thickness" .../>

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.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


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.

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

<Button Name="btn11" Padding = "5" 
        Click="ChangePadding" TabIndex="1">
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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