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ElementHost.Child Property

Gets or sets the UIElement hosted by the ElementHost control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms.Integration
Assembly:  WindowsFormsIntegration (in WindowsFormsIntegration.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public UIElement Child { get; set; }
<object>
  <UIElement .../>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.UIElement
The hosted Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) element.

Only one element can be hosted, but Child can have any number of child elements.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Child property to assign a hosted WPF element. For more information, see Walkthrough: Hosting a Windows Presentation Foundation Composite Control in Windows Forms.

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    // Create the ElementHost control for hosting the 
    // WPF UserControl.
    ElementHost host = new ElementHost();
    host.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

    // Create the WPF UserControl.
    HostingWpfUserControlInWf.UserControl1 uc =
        new HostingWpfUserControlInWf.UserControl1();

    // Assign the WPF UserControl to the ElementHost control's 
    // Child property.
    host.Child = uc;

    // Add the ElementHost control to the form's 
    // collection of child controls. 
    this.Controls.Add(host);
}

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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