TemplateBindingExtension Class

Implements a markup extension that supports the binding between the value of a property in a template and the value of some other exposed property on the templated control.

Namespace: System.Windows
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public class TemplateBindingExtension : MarkupExtension
/** @attribute TypeConverterAttribute(System.Windows.TemplateBindingExtensionConverter) */ 
public class TemplateBindingExtension extends MarkupExtension
public class TemplateBindingExtension extends MarkupExtension
 For XAML information, see TemplateBinding Markup Extension. 

You use TemplateBinding in template to bind to a value on the control the template is applied to. A TemplateBinding is more efficient than a Binding but it has less functionality. Using a TemplateBinding is equivalent to using a Binding with the Source property set to RelativeSource.TemplatedParent.

The following example shows a ControlTemplate that defines a ListBox that is horizontal and has rounded corners. The TemplateBinding indicates that the Background of the Border should be synchronized with the Background value that is set on the ListBox. You use TemplateBinding in your ControlTemplate when you want to give the user of your control the control over the values of certain properties. For a discussion of this example, see Styling and Templating.

<Style TargetType="ListBox">
  <Setter Property="Template">
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="ListBox">
        <Border CornerRadius="5" Background="{TemplateBinding ListBox.Background}">
          <ScrollViewer HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"

The following example shows the ControlTemplate of the Label control. The HorizontalAlignment and VerticalAlignment properties are bound to the values of the HorizontalContentAlignment and VerticalContentAlignment properties of the Label control that this ControlTemplate is applied to.

<Style x:Key="{x:Type Label}" TargetType="Label">
  <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Left"/>
  <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Top"/>
  <Setter Property="Template">
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="Label">
            HorizontalAlignment="{TemplateBinding HorizontalContentAlignment}"
            VerticalAlignment="{TemplateBinding VerticalContentAlignment}"
          <Trigger Property="IsEnabled" Value="false">
            <Setter Property="Foreground"
                    Value="{StaticResource DisabledForegroundBrush}"/>


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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