TabControl::ContentStringFormat Property

 

Gets a composite string that specifies how to format the contents of the TabItem objects if they are displayed as strings.

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

public:
property String^ ContentStringFormat {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::String^

A composite string that specifies how to format the contents of the TabItem objects if they are displayed as strings.

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 of a TabControl, the ContentStringFormat property is ignored.

The following example binds a TabControl to a collection of Student objects. The Student class has a Name property, a collection of Course objects, and implements the IFormattable::ToString method to return either the Name of the student or a string that lists the student's courses. The example uses HeaderedContentControl::HeaderStringFormat to put a student's name in the Header of each TabItem (which inherits from HeaderedContentControl), and the ContentStringFormat to display the course list for each student in the Content of the TabItem.

<Grid>
  <Grid.Resources>
    <src:Students x:Key="Students"/>

    <Style TargetType="TabItem">
      <Setter Property="HeaderStringFormat" Value="n"/>
      <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Lucida Sans Unicode"/>
      <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Green"/>
      <Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="Bold"/>
    </Style>
  </Grid.Resources>

  <TabControl ItemsSource="{StaticResource Students}"
              FontFamily="Lucida Console" Foreground="Navy"
              ContentStringFormat="cl"/>
</Grid>

The following example implements the IFormattable::ToString method to return either the Name of the student or a string that lists the student's courses.

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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