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ContentPresenter Class

Displays the content of a ContentControl.

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

[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=Readability.Unreadable)] 
public class ContentPresenter : FrameworkElement
/** @attribute LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=Readability.Unreadable) */ 
public class ContentPresenter extends FrameworkElement
LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=Readability.Unreadable) 
public class ContentPresenter extends FrameworkElement
<ContentPresenter .../>

Typically, when you would use the ContentPresenter directly is within the ControlTemplate of a ContentControl to mark where the content is to be added.

Every ContentControl type has a ContentPresenter within its ControlTemplate. The ContentPresenter is responsible for the UI generation. For example, when you apply a DataTemplate to an ItemsControl such as a ListBox, behind the scenes it is actually the ContentPresenter within the ListBoxItem that creates the UI of each item. For more information about that particular example, see ItemTemplate.

The following shows a Button Style that sets the ControlTemplate of a Button. The ControlTemplate defines that the Button appears as an Ellipse within a Grid element. The ContentPresenter marks that the Content of the Button should be displayed and centered vertically and horizontally within the Grid.

<Style TargetType="Button">
  <!--Set to true to not get any properties from the themes.-->
  <Setter Property="OverridesDefaultStyle" Value="True"/>
  <Setter Property="Template">
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="Button">
          <Ellipse Fill="{TemplateBinding Background}"/>
          <ContentPresenter HorizontalAlignment="Center"

The following image shows the appearance of the Button when this gets applied:

Button ControlTemplate sample


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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