TextSearch.TextPath Attached Property

Gets or sets the name of the items' property that identifies each item in a control's collection.

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

See GetTextPath, SetTextPath
<object TextSearch.TextPath="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the property that contains the text that identifies the item to the user. The default value is an empty string.

Identifier field

TextPathProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Use this property on a control that contains a collection of items. The value of the specified property is the text that the user can type to select the item, and the text that is displayed if the control is set to display text in its TextBox. If you set the Text property on a control's collection item, the TextPath property will be ignored. If you set the TextPath property to a value that is not the name of an actual property, TextPath is ignored.

The following example creates a ComboBox that contains images as items instead of text. The IsEditable property is set to true, so text is displayed when one of the images is selected.

<ComboBox IsEditable="true" TextSearch.TextPath="Name">
      <Image Name="Cat" Source="data\cat.png"/>
      <Image Name="Dog" Source="data\dog.png"/>
      <Image Name="Fish" Source="data\fish.png"/>
</ComboBox>

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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