ItemsControl.ItemStringFormat Property

Gets or sets a composite string that specifies how to format the items in the ItemsControl if they are displayed as strings.

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

'Declaration
<BindableAttribute(True)> _
Public Property ItemStringFormat As String
<object ItemStringFormat="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A composite string that specifies how to format the items in the ItemsControl if they are displayed as strings.

ItemStringFormat can be a predefined, composite, or custom string format. For more information about string formats, see Formatting Types in the .NET Framework. If you set the ItemTemplate or ItemTemplateSelector of a ItemsControl, the ItemStringFormat property is ignored.

The following example uses the ItemStringFormat to specify the format of a list of DateTime objects.

<ListBox xmlns:sys="clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib"
         ItemStringFormat="MMMM d, yyyy">
  <sys:DateTime>2004/3/4</sys:DateTime>
  <sys:DateTime>2004/8/9</sys:DateTime>
  <sys:DateTime>2005/10/14</sys:DateTime>
  <sys:DateTime>2005/4/8</sys:DateTime>
</ListBox>

  <!--The results when the default culture is en-US:
      March 4, 2004
      August 9, 2004
      October 14, 2005,
      April 8, 2005-->

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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