VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode Attached Property

 

Gets or sets how a panel in an ItemsControl virtualizes its child items.

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

See GetVirtualizationMode, SetVirtualizationMode

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.VirtualizationMode

One of the enumeration values that specifies how a panel in an ItemsControl virtualizes its child items.

By default, a VirtualizingStackPanel creates an item container for each visible item and discards it when it is no longer needed (such as when the item is scrolled out of view). When an ItemsControl contains a lot of items, the process of creating and discarding item containers can negatively affect performance. When VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode is set to Recycling, the VirtualizingStackPanel reuses item containers instead of creating a new one each time.

The following example creates a ListBox and sets the VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode attached property to Recycling.

<StackPanel>

  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <src:LotsOfItems x:Key="data"/>
  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <ListBox Height="150" ItemsSource="{StaticResource data}" 
             VirtualizingStackPanel.VirtualizationMode="Recycling" />

</StackPanel>

The following example shows the data used in the previous example.

public class LotsOfItems : ObservableCollection<String>
{
    public LotsOfItems()
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < 1000; ++i)
        {
            Add("item " + i.ToString());
        }
    }
}
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