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TabControl.SelectedContentTemplate Property

Gets the DataTemplate of the currently selected item. 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

public DataTemplate SelectedContentTemplate { get; internal set; }
<object property="{TemplateBinding SelectedContentTemplate}"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.DataTemplate
The DataTemplate of the selected item.

Identifier field

SelectedContentTemplateProperty

Metadata properties set to true

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The TabControl updates this property to reference to the DataTemplate for the active TabItem when the tab selection changes. Set TabControl.ContentTemplate or the ContentTemplate property on a TabItem to specify the DataTemplate for a TabItem.

The ControlTemplate of the TabControl uses the ContentPresenter.ContentSource property to bind the ContentPresenter.ContentTemplate property to this property. If you create a new ControlTemplate for the TabControl, be sure to the bind the ContentPresenter.Content property to this property by setting the ContentPresenter.ContentSource property to "SelectedContent" or by using TemplateBinding Markup Extension.

The following example creates a ControlTemplate for the TabControl. Setting the ContentSource property to "SelectedContent" creates aliases to the SelectedContent, SelectedContentTemplate, and SelectedContentTemplateSelector properties.

<Style  TargetType="{x:Type TabControl}">
  <Setter Property="OverridesDefaultStyle" Value="True" />
  <Setter Property="SnapsToDevicePixels" Value="True" />
  <Setter Property="Template">
    <Setter.Value>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type TabControl}">
        <Grid KeyboardNavigation.TabNavigation="Local">
          <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
          </Grid.RowDefinitions>
          <TabPanel 
            Name="HeaderPanel"
            Grid.Row="0"
            Panel.ZIndex="1" 
            Margin="0,0,4,-1" 
            IsItemsHost="True"
            KeyboardNavigation.TabIndex="1"
            Background="Transparent" />
          <Border 
            Name="Border" 
            Grid.Row="1" 
            Background="{StaticResource WindowBackgroundBrush}" 
            BorderBrush="{StaticResource SolidBorderBrush}" 
            BorderThickness="1" 
            CornerRadius="2" 
            KeyboardNavigation.TabNavigation="Local"
            KeyboardNavigation.DirectionalNavigation="Contained"
            KeyboardNavigation.TabIndex="2" >
            <ContentPresenter 
              Name="PART_SelectedContentHost"
              Margin="4"
              ContentSource="SelectedContent" />
          </Border>
        </Grid>
        <ControlTemplate.Triggers>
          <Trigger Property="IsEnabled" Value="False">
            <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{StaticResource DisabledForegroundBrush}" />
            <Setter TargetName="Border" Property="BorderBrush" Value="{StaticResource DisabledBorderBrush}" />
          </Trigger>
        </ControlTemplate.Triggers>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
</Style>

The following example binds the SelectedContentTemplate property to the ContentPresenter.ContentTemplate property by using the TemplateBinding Markup Extension.

<ContentPresenter Content="{TemplateBinding SelectedContent}" 
     ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding SelectedContentTemplate}" 
     ContentTemplateSelector="{TemplateBinding SelectedContentTemplateSelector}" />

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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