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WrapPanel.ItemHeight Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the height of all items that are contained within a WrapPanel.

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

public double ItemHeight { get; set; }
<object ItemHeight="double"/>
- or -
<object ItemHeight="qualifiedDouble"/>
- or -
<object ItemHeight="Auto"/>

XAML Values



String representation of a Double value equal to or greater than 0.0034 but equal to or less than 160000. An unqualified value is measured in device independent pixels. Strings need not explicitly include decimal points.


A double value as described above, (excepting Auto) followed by one of the following unit specifiers: px, in, cm, pt.

px (default) is device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit)

in is inches; 1in==96px

cm is centimeters; 1cm==(96/2.54) px

pt is points; 1pt==(96/72) px


Causes the line height is determined automatically from the current font characteristics. Equivalent to a property value of NaN.

Property Value

Type: System.Double
The Double that represents the uniform height of all items that are contained within the WrapPanel. The default value is NaN.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


If this property is not set (or if it is set to Auto in XAML or to Double.NaN in code), the size of the layout partition is equal to the desired size of the child element.

A child element of a WrapPanel may have its height property set explicitly. ItemHeight specifies the size of the layout partition that is reserved by the WrapPanel for the child element. As a result, ItemHeight takes precedence over an element's own height.

The following example demonstrates how to set the ItemHeight property in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

<Page xmlns="" WindowTitle="WrapPanel Properties Sample">
  <Border HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="2">
        <WrapPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Background="Azure" ItemWidth="25" ItemHeight="25" Height="200" Width="200">
            <Button Width="200">Button 1</Button>
            <Button>Button 2</Button>
            <Button>Button 3</Button>

The following example demonstrates how to set the ItemHeight property by using code.

            // Create the application's main window
            mainWindow = new System.Windows.Window();
            mainWindow.Title = "WrapPanel Sample";

            // Instantiate a new WrapPanel and set properties
            myWrapPanel = new WrapPanel();
            myWrapPanel.Background = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Azure;
            myWrapPanel.Orientation = Orientation.Horizontal;
            myWrapPanel.Width = 200;
            myWrapPanel.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
            myWrapPanel.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;

            // Define 3 button elements. The last three buttons are sized at width 
            // of 75, so the forth button wraps to the next line.
            btn1 = new Button();
            btn1.Content = "Button 1";
            btn1.Width = 200;
            btn2 = new Button();
            btn2.Content = "Button 2";
            btn2.Width = 75;
            btn3 = new Button();
            btn3.Content = "Button 3";
            btn3.Width = 75;
            btn4 = new Button();
            btn4.Content = "Button 4";
            btn4.Width = 75;

            // Add the buttons to the parent WrapPanel using the Children.Add method.

            // Add the WrapPanel to the MainWindow as Content
            mainWindow.Content = myWrapPanel;

<Page xmlns="" WindowTitle="WrapPanel Sample">
  <Border HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="2">
        <WrapPanel Background="LightBlue" Width="200" Height="100">
            <Button Width="200">Button 1</Button>
            <Button>Button 2</Button>
            <Button>Button 3</Button>
            <Button>Button 4</Button>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.